March 28, 2016

ISIS terrorizes Europe but loses ground at home

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: CNN

ISIS might have pulled off a string of terrorist attacks across Europe in recent months, but on its home turf in Iraq and Syria it has suffered one setback after another.

On Monday, Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad recaptured the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Last week, the U.S. took out the organization's No. 2, Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, whom the Pentagon dubbed ISIS' "finance minister" and is just the latest target to disrupt the group's financial network.
 
And in recent months, the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition has killed more than 10,000 fighters and 20 leaders, including al-Qaduli, according to Pentagon estimates.
 

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...