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Iraqi Shiite militia fighters celebrate with an ISIS flag after breaking the siege of Amerli by ISIS militants, September 1, 2014.

Trump says ‘ISIS is defeated’ — the Pentagon says not quite

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that ISIS has been defeated. He's made similar comments before, but military officials have always been more circumspect, saying that even though the terror group has lost nearly all of its territory it remains a threat.

An ISIS-inspired tactic is raising concerns in US ports

The increasing use of remotely controlled vessels packed with explosives has become cause for concern for the units tasked with patrolling US ports and waterways.
President Donald Trump professed his love for the Kurdish people during a marathon press conference on Wednesday.

Trump calls Kurdish journalist ‘Mr. Kurd’ during freewheeling press conference

President Donald Trump on Wednesday referred to a Kurdish journalist as "Mr. Kurd" during a marathon press conference following the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Trump administration is reportedly mulling over a plan to send several captured, high-value ISIS fighters to the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

Trump might send captured ISIS fighters to Guantanamo, but critics warn this could turn them into recruiting posters for terrorism

The Trump administration is reportedly mulling a plan to send several captured, high-value ISIS fighters to the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a move experts warn could turn them into martyrs and aid the terror group's recruiting efforts.
Patricia Georgiou of Google's Jigsaw.

Meet the little-known group inside of Google that’s fighting terrorists and trolls all across the web

Google and its parent company Alphabet are well aware that the internet has been a boon for menacing people doing awful things. So they've got Jigsaw, a small group of 60 people, working to combat that.
A new recording that purportedly features a speech from ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has emerged not long after reports revealed the group has more fighters than previously thought.

ISIS’s leader, who has been reported dead multiple times, just released his first speech in a year and it’s more evidence the terrorist gr...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, has reportedly released his first recorded speech in roughly a year and is calling on followers to wage "jihad." This comes amid reports ISIS still has thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria.
US Marines fire a mortar during training in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria, July 23, 2018.

These incredible photos show how US Marines are still hammering ISIS in Syria

"We can confirm this picture is of U.S. Marines conducting training on a 120mm mortar system in Syria on or about July 23, 2018," Operation Inherent Resolve told Business Insider in an email.
An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar, the capital of Wardak province, Afghanistan August 12, 2018.

The Afghan military airlifted ISIS captives out rather than re-supply a besieged base — and the Taliban overran it

"Since 20 days we are asking for help and no one is listening,” one Afghan officer told the New York Times last week before he was killed on Sunday. “Every night fighting, every night the enemy are attacking us from three sides with rockets. We don’t know what to do.”

The reason Turkey’s economic collapse is so scary is that Iran, Russia, and Syria are waiting in the wings

Turkey's president has warned that if things go badly for his country, he will have to pivot away from the US and seek "new friends" — a coded reference to Iran, Syria, and Russia — Turkey's troublesome neighbors.

The Taliban reportedly just beat ISIS so badly that more than 200 fighters surrendered to the Afghan government

About 200 to 250 ISIS fighters turned themselves into the Afghan government on Wednesday after a fierce two-day battle against the Taliban in the northern province of Jawzjan.