ISIS—One Year After the Caliphate

It's well-removed from the height of its power. But the organization is far from dead.

On March 23, 2019, the U.S., its Western allies and local partner forces liberated the last town held by the Islamic State (or ISIS) in eastern Syria. That town, a ramshackle location named Baghouz, was the final stronghold for the so-called caliphate’s men. 

At the height of their power in the summer of 2014, ISIS loyalists controlled a contiguous amoun…

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