31 Dec '17, 3pm

New in 2018: The fight against ISIS evolves

The Islamic State group’s physical caliphate in Iraq and Syria has been destroyed, but the group is not defeated. Just a few years ago, ISIS controlled vast territory over Syria, Iraq and the Euphrates River valley, including lucrative oil fields to finance their regime. But much of that came to an end as U.S.-backed Iraqi and Syrian forces liberated ISIS’ urban strongholds. At the start of 2018, the extremist group is barely holding onto scant desert terrain out in Iraq’s Anbar province and a few towns and villages along the Euphrates River banks in Syria. But the fight isn’t over. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s government is still struggling to deal with sectarian divisions and rampant poverty. And billions of dollars will be needed to repair and rebuild cities and infrastructure destroyed by the fighting during the past three years. Expect ISIS fighters to “expl...

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2017/12/31/new-...

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