Last ISIS Redoubt Under Attack in Syria

A shifting attack strategy In Iraq and Syria, even with its territory greatly diminished, the Islamic State has persisted. Months after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared “final victory” over the group in 2017, three Iraqi provinces have witnessed an uptick in violence. Still, the violence there is less devastating than it once was. The group […]

ISIS Leader Baghdadi Resurfaces in Recording

The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, resurfaced on Wednesday in the first audio recording of him to be released in nearly a year, one in which he called on followers to continue attacks on Westerners that “break their hearts.” Based on events cited in the recording, it appears to have been made […]