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By KASWAR KLASRA/THE MEDIA LINE
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The exodus during intense fighting of more than 60,000 people from Islamic State's final redoubt of Baghouz is overwhelming medical staff in Syria who struggle to cope at the camp and hospital.
Kirk Woodman's body was found on Jan.16 in the northeast of the landlocked West African country.
ISIS members fleeing Syria were reportedly hunted down and killed in northern Iraq, illustrating the continued threat of ISIS.
Elimination of last ISIS bastion leads to new challenges as US faces off against Iran, Russia and Turkey in its Syria policy.
The "caliphate" was declared defeated today by Syrian Democratic Forces commander Mustafa Bali.
"Baghouz has been liberated. The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished," wrote the head of the Syrian Democratic Forces on Twitter.
Some of ISIS's fighters are still holed up in the central Syrian desert and others have gone underground in Iraqi cities to wage an insurgent campaign to destabilize the government.
Bilal al-Marchohi, 23, was given the death penalty for belonging to and conducting operations on behalf of the group.
The Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led Coalition hope this is the final battle, after months of laying siege to Baghuz.
The SDF and Coalition launched a major operation to defeat ISIS in a small area along the Euphrates river in September 2018.
A final battle against ISIS illuminates the failures of the war to destroy it.
By TERRANCE J. MINTNER/THE MEDIA LINE
Many of the jihadists slipped in clandestinely, sparking fears they could become involved in terrorist activities within the country.
A photo essay.
By CASSANDRA GOMES-HOCHBERG
Jennifer W was arrested at the German embassy in Ankara, Turkey, when trying to renew her identity papers and extradited to Germany in 2016.
Some demand more reconstruction investment, IDPs want to return home, while Kurds wonder what comes next.
ISIS has lost almost all its territory in Syria.
By GAD PEREZ / GLOBES
The Egyptian army has decided to combat this phenomenon by knocking out Israel's cellular networks in the region.
"Today (ISIS) does not control a country... in order to assert that they exist, they may carry out an attack any day."
US concerned that current Turkish and rebel offensive in Afrin is diverting attention.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Terrorists involved in attacks across the globe have used Bitcoin to fund their attacks.
By Zvi Mazel
The members of the Sinai Province of the Islamic State are fueled by a never-ending sense of divine mission.
By KRISTINA DAVIS / THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
Evidence indicates Marchello McCain was part of a conspiracy to support terrorism in Syria, and that he planned to eventually join his brother in the jihad there.
The cell had waged a series of bank robberies and car thefts to get financing, and manufactured homemade explosives from material bought from local markets.
The coalition has estimated that there are around 3,000 or fewer ISIS fighters left to hunt down.
By ADAM HOFFMAN
ISIS's motives for the attack are both strategic and ideological.
By TZVI JOFFRE
By TZVI JOFFRE
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
By OMRI NAHMIAS
By HALEY COHEN
By TAMAR BEERI
By RACHEL WOLF
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