An Islamic State convoy stranded in the Syrian desert for five days has split up, and some fighters may have found their way into Iraq.
The U.S. and its coalition partners are on the verge of defeating ISIS. But the real question is after the defeat of ISIS, what’s next for Iraq?
Destinations include the violence-plagued Democratic Republic of Congo, ISIS-targeted Iraqi Kurdistan, and the no-friend-of-the-United States: North Korea.
Mosul: It could take many years more to fully remove explosives and other munitions from one of Iraq's most populous cities.
Earlier this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared that the northern Iraqi city of Mosul had been liberated from the Islamic State (IS) after a nine-month operation.
The jihadists of the Islamic State are finally being driven out of their two main bastions: The northern Iraqi city of Mosul and the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa.
Iraqi forces on Thursday captured the compound of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last week by the Islamic State group.
Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international coalition more than two years to dislodge a relatively small force of militants lacking heavy weaponry?