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Officials Eye Euphrates River Valley as Last Stand for ISIS - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Islamic State fighters are expected to make their last stand in a series of Euphrates River Valley towns and villages that American-backed Syrian and Iraqi forces are not expected to attack for months, American officials said Thursday ...and more »

Top commander says ISIS leader most likely still alive - Politico

The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is likely still alive and hiding somewhere near the Iraq-Syria border, the commander of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militant group said Thursday. Army Lt. Gen. Steve Townsend, asked about ...and more »

US General Thinks Baghdadi Is Alive - U.S. News & World Report

The elusive leader should probably be killed rather than captured, the outgoing commander for the war against the Islamic State group says. By Paul D. Shinkman, Senior National Security Writer |Aug. 31, 2017, at 2:07 p.m.. U.S. General Thinks Baghdadi ...and more »

ISIS Global: Where Next For The Jihadi Group As Its Caliphate Crumbles? - Newsweek

ISIS fleeing Iraq A firefighter works to extinguish an oil well set on fire by fleeing ISIS members on November 9, 2016 in Al Qayyarah, Iraq. Chris McGrath/Getty. Share. World ISIS Africa Middle East Asia. The caliphate, at least on land, is ending ...and more »

'We'll just try to kill him': US vows to hunt Isis leader Baghdadi to the death - The Guardian

US general Stephen Townsend said capturing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi alive was 'not worth all the trouble'. Photograph: AP. The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is probably still alive and hiding in the border area between Syria and Iraq, a ...and more »

US commander: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi probably still alive - Business Insider

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. commander of forces fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria believes the militants' top leader is still alive. That's contrary to Russia's claims that it probably killed him in an airstrike. FILE PHOTO: A man ...and more »

US commander believes ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi still alive - New York Daily News

Russian officials said in June there was a "high probability" that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a Russian airstrike on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria but Army Lt. General Stephen Townsend believes he's still alive. (Howard Simmons/AFP/Getty Images ...and more »

How the US military is trolling ISIS - Washington Examiner

General Stephen Townsend heads up the U.S. coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. And on Thursday, Townsend answered reporter questions about the status of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Townsend said he has seen "Indicators in ...and more »

Partnered Forces Confronting, Defeating ISIS Evil, OIR Commander Says - Department of Defense

There is evil in the world, and good people of all faiths and nations have joined together and made progress against the evil that is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve said today. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J ...and more »

US says 17-bus Islamic State convoy stranded in Syrian desert - Financial Express

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says a 17-bus convoy of IS militants and their families is stranded in the Syrian desert. By: Associated Press | Washington | Published: September 2, 2017 5:33 AM. 48. Shares. Share. is militants ...and more »