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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 9:16 p.m. PST

"As 2017 draws to a close, the mood among leading pundits on the U.S.-led campaign to dislodge the Islamic State from Iraq and Syria might seem justifiably upbeat, even jubilant. After all, the accomplishments in the campaign's first three years are many: eliminating key ISIS leaders, clearing the group from its so-called "dual capitals" of Mosul and Raqqa, and reducing the territorial safe havens from which it can plot attacks. It's with some justification that, on December 9, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIS in Iraq…"
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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member28 Dec 2017 11:37 p.m. PST

They should have been eradicated when they were all together, in Syria, which means long before 2017.

Now the cancer has spread to Africa, SE Asia, etc. And the fighters with Western passports, and those coming in disguised as refugees, will soon be at a mall or airport near you and me.

That means more vigilance is needed now from citizens than before, and our intel agencies and law enforcement entities are going to need to work together much harder than before. And yes, national governments are going to need to share information with one another.

All because nothing substantial was tried until 2017.

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Barin129 Dec 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

During this week ISIS counter-attacked Peshmerga in Iraq, tried to sieze Damascus district, made some (intercepted) missile shots on Russian base in Syria, made another suicidal attack in Afghanistan – they're not dead, they migh be more dangerous now, that we don't know exactly where they are.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

Totally agree Barin….


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