ISIS has “officially” been defeated in Iraq and Syria. So has it ceded its leadership in the terrorism world back to Al Qaida? On this edition of The Hunt, The Heritage Foundation’s Robin Simcox says both are lethal — and ISIS is far from gone.
A lot of children are caught in the fallout of ISIS’s failed caliphate. Nikita Malik, director of the Centre on Radicalization and Terrorism at the Henry Jackson Society tells WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green how the children are affected and helped.
U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants in the country’s east.
What’s ISIS’s message now that it has lost all of the territory it once held in Syria and Iraq? On this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, an American University professor says the group is trying to modify its messaging.
Baghdad declared victory against ISIS just over a year ago, claiming the group had been reduced to a handful of lawless troops. Now, the militants are waging a fresh guerrilla campaign from their base in far-flung territories of northern Iraq.
U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria advanced on two fronts Saturday as the extremists used snipers and booby traps to slow the push on the last area controlled by the Islamic State.
In a brief statement that gave no details as to how the determination was reached, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the woman, who says she made a mistake in joining the group and now wants to return with her 18-month-old son, has no “legal basis” to claim American citizenship.
The U.S.-led military coalition battling ISIS in Syria launched a strike on a mosque this week in the Middle Euphrates River Valley. Professor Dean Alexander of Western Illinois University explains why that happened in this week’s edition of The Hunt.
On this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green, Nick Rasmussen, former director of the National Counter Terrorism Center said the status of ISIS is very clear.
President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains.
Bolton, who is in Israel to reassure the U.S. ally of the Trump-ordered withdrawal, says there is no timetable for the pull-out of American forces in northeastern Syria, but insists it’s not an unlimited commitment.
Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest to President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.
On this week’s edition of “The Hunt” with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green, Pentagon press secretary Dana White said the Pentagon’s objective is to completely eradicate ISIS everywhere.
After almost a year of silence, on Aug. 22, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released a 55-minute-long audio message admitting the group had been conquered, but telling his followers to keep fighting.
ISIS is said to be regrouping. On this week’s edition of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve discuses the operation to finish off the terror group.
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