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Da’ish, stasis and bare life in Iraq. / Mabon, Simon Paul; Kumarasamy, Ana Maria.

Iraq After Isis: The Challenges of Post-War Recovery. ed. / Jacob Erikson; Ahmed Khaleel. Cham : Palgrave, 2019. p. 9-28.

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Mabon, SP & Kumarasamy, AM 2019, Da’ish, stasis and bare life in Iraq. in J Erikson & A Khaleel (eds), Iraq After Isis: The Challenges of Post-War Recovery. Palgrave, Cham, pp. 9-28. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00955-7_2

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Mabon, S. P., & Kumarasamy, A. M. (2019). Da’ish, stasis and bare life in Iraq. In J. Erikson, & A. Khaleel (Eds.), Iraq After Isis: The Challenges of Post-War Recovery (pp. 9-28). Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00955-7_2

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Mabon SP, Kumarasamy AM. Da’ish, stasis and bare life in Iraq. In Erikson J, Khaleel A, editors, Iraq After Isis: The Challenges of Post-War Recovery. Cham: Palgrave. 2019. p. 9-28 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00955-7_2

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Mabon, Simon Paul ; Kumarasamy, Ana Maria. / Da’ish, stasis and bare life in Iraq. Iraq After Isis: The Challenges of Post-War Recovery. editor / Jacob Erikson ; Ahmed Khaleel. Cham : Palgrave, 2019. pp. 9-28

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