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.
Islamic State militants no longer control any territory in Syria, President Donald Trump proudly announced Friday, though the U.S. was still launching airstrikes and sporadic fighting continued on the ground against the group’s holdouts.
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.
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.
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The 33-year-old Edgewood man pleaded guilty to providing and attempting to provide material support to ISIS, terrorism financing, and making false statements in connection with a terrorism matter.
Nicholas Young, a former transit-agency police officer convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the Islamic State, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release to follow.
A Virginia man whom prosecutors described as a supporter of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Iraq, council members and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney portrayed the measure as a key step toward bringing the Islamic State group to justice for atrocities committed since its bloody rise a few years ago.
The U.S.-led coalition launched an airstrike Aug. 30 to prevent a convoy of Islamic State fighters
Military and counterterrorism officials forecast no letup in the current wave of international terrorism. As ISIS loses territory, there’s been a gain in attacks inspired by propaganda and carried out by decentralized cells and “lone wolves.”
Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, of Fairfax County, has been indicted by federal prosecutors on charges of conspiracy, committing the crime of aiding a terrorist organization and providing material support to a terrorist organization.
As the battle for Mosul draws closer, the Islamic State terror group is little by little losing everything, military officials say.
Pentagon spokesman and Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green it’s going to be a long, tough fight.
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