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The Recovery of IS Operations in Iraq in 2019-2020

By Michael Knights and Alex Almeida, for the Combating Terrorism Center. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Remaining and Expanding: The Recovery of Islamic State Operations in Iraq in 2019-2020 The Islamic State has recovered from its territorial defeats since 2017 to […]

Daesh Inside Iraq: Losing Power or Preserving Strength?

By Michael Knights, for the Combating Terrorism Center. The Islamic State Inside Iraq: Losing Power or Preserving Strength? In addition to losing control of Iraqi cities and oilfields, the Islamic State has clearly lost much of the capability it developed within Iraq from 2011-2014. Quantitative attack metrics paint a picture of an insurgent movement that […]