Must-see morning clip: Militants are taking over Iraq

Jon Stewart catches you up on the crisis facing the nation


Prachi Gupta
June 13, 2014 5:33PM (UTC)

Two years after the Iraq War ended, ISIS militants are taking over the country -- or, at least, making a serious attempt to do so. On Thursday night, Jon Stewart gave his audience a brief primer on the increasing conflict Iraq faces: The jihadist militant group emerged as a failure of the Iraq War with the mission to make a single Islamic state out of Syria, Iraq and neighboring countries. They're reportedly more violent and more vicious than al-Qaida. For once, Stewart doesn't have much to say except that things are not looking good.

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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