The War Against ISIS Has Just Begun

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Nearly three years ago, the Islamic State (ISIS) catapulted to the top of the news worldwide after the group seized vast swaths of Syria and Iraq, used Mosul’s revered Great Mosque of al-Nuri to announce the creation of an Islamic caliphate, executed tens of thousands of civilians, and committed genocide against Iraq’s ethnic Yazidi minority.

Today, though the fight against ISIS remains a top priority for the Trump Administration, the organization’s days in the limelight appear to be declining as U.S. and coalition forces deal it critical losses on the battlefield.

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