The number of people dying from terrorism has fallen for the second year in a row, with 25,673 people losing their lives in 2016, 13% fewer than the year before and 22% less than the peak in 2014.
The Islamic State group has been driven from more than 96 percent of the large parts of Iraq and Syria it once held, crushing its goal of establishing a "caliphate" that challenges existing borders.
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.