Diehard ISIS Fighters Resort To Guerrilla Attacks In Iraq and Syria

World | Will Racke
A Syrian girl walks along a destroyed street in Raqa on December 20, 2017, two months after YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces captured the city from the Islamic State (IS) group. DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images

‘We expect them to return to their terrorist roots’

Iraqi Christians Celebrate First Christmas After ISIS Defeat

World | Joshua Gill
Iraqi Christians children carry candles during a mass on Christmas eve at St.George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq December 24, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

‘Now, the cross is lifted again’

American ISIS Fighter Can Meet With Lawyer, Judge Says

Politics | Kevin Daley
Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces inspect weapons and munitions recovered at the former positions of the Islamic State militants inside a building at the frontline in Raqqa, Syria October 7, 2017. Picture taken October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

He’s been held in Iraq since September

Germany Ends Year With Fivefold Increase In Terror Investigations

World | Jacob Bojesson
Riot police armed with machine guns controls the street in front of Pasing railway station on January 1, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Most have Islamist background

UN Calls For Iraq To Stop Executing Suspected ISIS Members

World | Jonah Bennett
A member of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) stand guarded in front of a ISIS flag in the border town of Jarablus, August 31, 2016, Syria. Turkish troops and Turkey-backed rebels have been fighting Kurdish-led forces and IS since Turkey's incursion into Syria on Aug. 24. with the swift capture of Jarablus, a town a few km inside Syria that was held by Islamic State. Defne Karadeniz/Getty Images.

Iraqi officials dismiss concerns about fairness and say more executions are on the way.

Iraq Mass Hangs 38 ISIS And Al-Qaida Terrorists

World | Saagar Enjeti
Gallows and hangman noose are featured against a blue sky (Shutterstock/Songsak P)

Currently holding thousands of terrorists

US Applauds Iraq After ISIS Declared 'Defeated'

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up to reporters as he departs for travel to Utah from the White House in Washington, U.S. December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘We can announce the end of the war against Daesh’

WIPED OUT: Iraq Declares Victory Against Islamic State

Defense | Will Racke
Iraqi pro-government forces gather in Rawa on November 18, 2017, after troops retook the Euphrates valley town from Islamic State group jihadists. SULEIMAN AL-ANBARI/AFP/Getty Images

‘All Iraqi lands are liberated’

Pentagon: We Have 26,000 Troops In Iraq, Syria And Afghanistan

Defense | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

It’s a lot higher than previously thought.

Israel Is Sending Aid To Earthquake Victims In Iran And Iraq

Energy | Tim Pearce
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem

‘We have no quarrel with the people of Iran’

Massive Earthquake Kills Hundreds, Injures Thousands In Iran And Iraq

Energy | Tim Pearce
A man looks at a damaged building following an earthquake in the town of Darbandikhan

‘I thought at first that it was a huge bomb’

Satellites Reveal Just How Terrible ISIS Is At Managing Its Oil Fields

Energy | Michael Bastasch
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. (Photo: REUTERS/Stringer)

‘ISIS has been highly ineffective in managing its oil fields’

Mass ISIS Grave Discovered Containing Up To 400 Bodies

World | Jonah Bennett
Iraqi Federal Police members hold an Islamic State flag, which they pulled down during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in the Old City of Mosul

They found bones scattered everywhere and orange jumpsuits.

US Is Running Out Of ISIS Terrorists To Bomb

World | Saagar Enjeti
A pair of Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation June, 7, 2014 over Kansas. The aircraft, assigned to the 188th Fighter Wing, Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith, Ark., were the final two A-10s to depart Fort Smith as the 188th FW transitions from a fighter mission to an intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance/remotely piloted aircraft mission. (DOD photo/Senior Airman Sierra Dopfel)

‘They only now control about 4 or 5 percent of the original area’

Tillerson Vows US Will Not Repeat Obama's Iraq Folly Under Trump

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Former president Barack Obama speaks during a rally for New Jersey Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jim Murphy in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Makela

‘We will remain in Iraq until ISIS is defeated’

War On Terror: $1.5 Trillion And Counting

Defense | Saagar Enjeti
Screenshot George W Bush (CNN: Oct 19, 2017)

90 percent of total funds spent

Kurdistan President To Step Down After Disastrous Independence Referendum

World | Jonah Bennett
Preparations Continue for the Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Referendum

‘I refuse to continue the position of president’