Has ISIS Really Been Defeated? | NowThis World

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  • Published on:  Sunday, February 24, 2019
  • Has ISIS really been defeated? The answer… isn’t that simple. Today, ISIS has lost all but one percent of the territory that it once controlled. Which is why you’ve probably heard President Trump repeatedly claim ISIS has been defeated.
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    BUT, some people, like New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi, point out that while ISIS no longer has control over a state-like entity, we shouldn’t equate that with the group’s defeat.

    ISIS now finds itself returning to its roots in guerrilla warfare -- focusing more heavily on targeted attacks and inspiring “lone-wolf” attacks like we’ve seen it do abroad -- and less on claiming territory. Despite this, President Trump has called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.

    Another thing to keep a close eye on if the U.S. does withdraw from Syria, are the Kurdish-run prisons that have been indefinitely detaining ISIS fighters and sympathizers. It’s uncertain how much longer the Kurds would be able to continue running the prisons if the U.S. withdraws. It’s an area of real concern, given ISIS’ previous targeting of prisons to release its detained.

    On top of that, the Pentagon recently released a report that said ISIS could make a comeback within only 6 months to a year of the U.S. pulling out of Syria -- if there isn’t quote “sustained counterterrorism pressure” against the group.

    Check out our video to find out if ISIS has really been defeated.

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  • Magicarp used FLY

    Magicarp used FLY

     14 days ago

    Pull out game too strong

  • sssub

    sssub

     14 days ago

    Terrorism is an Ideology, not a uniform. Anyone can pick up a radical ideology. A military uniform is what you see on the outside. Ideology is hidden on the inside and is very hard to detect. Go on the street and point out to me, all the people who are radical. You won't know because it's not visible. Anyone from any walk of life can get radicalized.

    Everyone Also forgets that ISIS is still in Afghanistan, Lybia, Somalia and Central Africa (Northern Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon.)

  • Лев Чумаков

    Лев Чумаков

     1 months ago

    It’s ridiculous to see the buffoon as Trump tweets about the fact that America destroyed ISIS, while the USA actively supported ISIS with weapons and rocket attacks on civilians. Rather, Russia beat ISIS despite the efforts of the United States.

  • Лев Чумаков

    Лев Чумаков

     1 months ago

    Radicals are never completely destroyed, because this is primarily an idea! And with the support of the United States (rocket attacks on civilians and the Syrian army, as well as the supply of ISIS weapons), Russia didn't destroyed them all, many hid or fled to the United States and Europe.

  • Data

    Data

     2 months ago

    This channel should make a video about the NATO turned into a rotten potatoe by a few real men, Talibaan.

  • D Kapadnis

    D Kapadnis

     2 months ago

    Now Isis had a new tool "social media"

  • Hakim Et-taoumi

    Hakim Et-taoumi

     2 months ago

    Impossible, just because isis stay in washington.

  • Zoë Lkjsdhf

    Zoë Lkjsdhf

     2 months ago

    I bet you could get some money for those old historic Deash flags.

  • Mr Camper the bush sniper

    Mr Camper the bush sniper

     3 months ago

    So... that mean no sisi troops still out there right ?????

  • phil mortlock

    phil mortlock

     3 months ago

    The only way to defeat Isis is to destroy where they come from and it isn't Jews it isn't Buddhists nor is it Christians, take out Islam and there is no Isis.

  • Zen Bright

    Zen Bright

     4 months ago

    ISIS if all of them are not executed the same way they executed civilians, they'll regroup after US and Russian troops are withdrawn. They'll come out stronger and wiser than before.
    It's not yet time for celebration like Trump did but time to go back to clean the villages they left behind after liberating to find out if there are any remnants of iSIS, any kind of regrouping or new militants that could pose great threat to civilians.

  • Vehel Asmael

    Vehel Asmael

     4 months ago +2

    Kurds defeated ISIS. USA just helped.

  • Rockzzzv

    Rockzzzv

     4 months ago

    ISIS is an ideology and ideologies can't be defeated only killed.
    Its upto Muslims to stop supporting their radical leaders who spread hate and people will automatically stop hating Muslims.

  • The Transporter

    The Transporter

     4 months ago

    Al Qaeda was primarily created by the US for fighting against the Russians.

  • The Transporter

    The Transporter

     4 months ago

    Al Qaeda was primarily created by the US for fighting against the Russians.

  • The Transporter

    The Transporter

     4 months ago

    Al Qaeda was primarily created by the US for fighting against the Russians.

  • Kcoree

    Kcoree

     5 months ago

    Literally yesterday came a news article thing that said that Isis is reborning in Afghanistan

  • sammy buzzer amin

    sammy buzzer amin

     5 months ago

    why trump talks like an arrogant teenager girl ?????

  • Rênas` Arian

    Rênas` Arian

     5 months ago

    Turkey support Isis and radicals islamic.
    Iran support terrorist
    Stop Turkey
    Stop Iran

  • Minute Man

    Minute Man

     5 months ago +1

    ISIS ISNT DEFEATED! GOD SHOWED ME ISIS WILL BRING DESTRUCTION TO AMERICA. LIVE FOR JESUS CHRIST, DESTRUCTION IS COMING TO AMERICA BY THEM. GLORY TO GOD! OBAMA CREATED ISIS FOR HIS RISE TO POWER. HE IS THE ANTICHRIST THAT WILL COME INTO POWER AFTER DESTRUCTION TO AMERICA BY NUCLEAR WAR. ISIS WILL CAUSE THIS WAR TO HAPPEN. GLORY TO GOD! LIVE FOR JESUS CHRIST HE RETURNS ANYDAY FOR HIS CHOSEN BRIDE !