Falluja Iraq

Islamic State Is Losing Ground, But Is It Even More Dangerous Than Ever?

If there was any illusion that the fight against the extremist group Islamic State (IS) was nearing its final chapters, that naive notion should have been shattered in the last few weeks.

In the past month alone, IS has suffered major defeats, won major victories, and conducted some of its most impactful and successful terrorist attacks yet, proving that the fight against this group is at least as complicated as the battle to subdue its predecessors in Iraq.

When Al-Qaeda In Iraq (AQI) was formed following the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, it had several advantages over the United States. 

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    A parasite causes the most damage when it is dying.

    • I am not so sure they are dying.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Fair ’nuff.

  • It is going to do everything to get its formerly captured ground back.

    A cornered rat and so forth.