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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 »

US commander: IS leader al-Baghdadi probably still alive - The Times of Israel

Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend says there are 'some indicators in intelligence channels' that terror chief not killed by Russia, as claimed. By Robert Burns 1 September 2017, 8:34 am 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 4 shares. A still from a ...and more »

Top US commander says ISIS leader most likely still alive - POLITICO.eu

Lt. Gen. Steve Townsend said his view is informed by 'some indicators in intelligence channels that he's alive.' By Wesley Morgan. 8/31/17, 7:51 PM CET. Updated 8/31/17, 8:04 PM CET. WASHINGTON — The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ...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 »

'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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A complex web of conflicting agendas in the fight against Isis - Irish Times

Politics impinges on all fronts in the campaign to oust Islamic State from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. All parties involved have their own agendas, which are not complementary or compatible, creating confusion and uncertainty. US air action preventing the ...and more »