ISIS Uses Women To Fight On The Front Lines After Suffering Heavy Losses

World | Russ Read
An Iraqi Federal Police member fires an RPG towards Islamic State militants during a battle in western Mosul, Iraq, May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

The terrorist group is doing anything it can to hold on

US Investigation Concludes ISIS Explosives Responsible For Civilian Deaths In Airstrike

National Security | Russ Read
A member of the special forces' Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) stands in front of a billboard bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in Mosul's eastern district of Mohandessin on January 19, 2017, during an ongoing military operation against IS jihadists. Iraqi forces battled the last holdout jihadists in east Mosul after commanders declared victory there and set their sights on the city's west, where more tough fighting awaits. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images.

ISIS is well known for its use of human shields

ISIS Using Chemical Weapons On Prisoners As Part Of Gruesome Tests

World | Jonah Bennett
Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province

The prisoner’s brain swelled until he died

'Generational Fight' Against ISIS Likely As Terrorists Return Home

National Security | Russ Read
FILE PHOTO: A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

‘We are in a generational fight against terrorists groups’

Mexico Beats Out Iraq, Afghanistan For World's Second Deadliest Conflict Zone

World | Jonah Bennett
Alleged members of the gang "Cartel Independent from Acapulco" are taken into an armored vehicle after being presented to the press with the alleged leader Jos? Alberto Quiroz P?rez (out of frame), aka "Juan Diego", in Mexico City on September 6, 2012. Quiroz P?rez was arrested in Acapulco, Guerrero State, on September 5. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images.

‘The violence grew worse as the cartels expanded’

Former US Prisoner Now Leads Iraq's Ministry Of The Interior

World | Will Atkins
Iraq's Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji speaks during a media conference with Iraqi Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali (not pictured) in Najaf, Iraq May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

‘I was their prisoner and now I meet with their ambassador’

Army Chief Warns There Won't Be Burger King In Future Wars

World | Saagar Enjeti
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jamill Ford/FOUO)

‘If you’re stationary, you’ll die’

Trump Now Facing Same ISIS Dilemma Obama Did

World | Saagar Enjeti
A Chinook helicopter passes over an International Security Assistance Forces convoy in order to drop soldiers off outside Combat Outpost Johnston Jan. 31, in the Arghandab District. Soldiers are frequently transported by air throughout the battle space in order to fill the slots of other soldiers going on leave.

‘We should never ever have left’

US Troops May Stay In Iraq Long After ISIS Is Defeated

National Security | Will Atkins
American soldiers are seen at the U.S. army base in Qayyara, south of Mosul REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

‘I imagine we’ll be in this fight for a while and we’ll stand by each other’

Third US Soldier Dies Fighting ISIS This Week

World | Mary Lou Lang
U.S. Navy SEALS Train Iraqi Army Scouts In Fallujah
'He wanted to be at the highest level he could accomplish'

Fight For Last ISIS Stronghold Claims Second US Service Member

World | Ryan Pickrell
U.S. soldiers roll up a flag in Mosul, 390km (240 miles) northwest of Baghdad December 27, 2005. U.S. soldiers have turned over one of their camps in Mosul back to the Iraqis. Iraqi political leaders will meet the president in his Kurdish homeland over the next few days to prepare the ground for the formation of a new government, a senior government official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen

Explosive device near Mosul

#NotAllMuslims Blow Up And Lose Their Heads

DC Trawler | Jim Treacher
Islam Muslim green star and crescent (Getty Images)
Splodeydopes

ISIS Fighter Blows Himself To Bits All Over TV Correspondents

National Security | Russ Read

The explosion sent his head flying

Wild Boars Kill Three ISIS Members In Raid

National Security | Russ Read
A herd of wild boars in a clearing. Source: Shutterstock/Jausa

The boars attacked the terrorists as they were preparing an ambush

Turkey Strikes US-Backed Forces Fighting The Islamic State

National Security | Russ Read
A Turkish Air Force F16 jet fighter prepares to take off from an air base during the Anatolian Eagle military exercise in the central Anatolian city of Konya, in this April 28, 2010 file picture. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

‘Unacceptable’

ISIS Trying To 'Bait' US Into Striking Positions Full Of Civilians, Says US Military

National Security | Russ Read
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Picture taken June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

The Pentagon has released video showing ISIS firing from positions surrounded by civilians

ISIS Starves Civilians To Force Them Into Fighting For The Caliphate

World | Russ Read
A member of the special forces' Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) stands in front of a billboard bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in Mosul's eastern district of Mohandessin on January 19, 2017, during an ongoing military operation against IS jihadists. Iraqi forces battled the last holdout jihadists in east Mosul after commanders declared victory there and set their sights on the city's west, where more tough fighting awaits. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images.

Aid organizations and NGOs warn that the fight for Mosul is creating a humanitarian disaster