Retreat and Delusion Is the Islamic State Finally Collapsing?

Terrorist attacks on the West make the Islamic State appear stronger than ever. The reality is that allied forces are well on their way to defeating the group in its core territory. Sources on the ground report that the "caliphate" is disintegrating.
Iraqi special forces in liberated Fallujah at the end of June

Iraqi special forces in liberated Fallujah at the end of June

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Graphic: Losing on all fronts

Graphic: Losing on all fronts

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Fighters with the Islamic State in Deir al-Zor, Syria: The terrorist organization has few supporters remaining of their own volition.

Fighters with the Islamic State in Deir al-Zor, Syria: The terrorist organization has few supporters remaining of their own volition.

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