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Islamic State 'caliphate' defeated, yet threat persists

Updated : March 24, 2019 09:10 AM IST

Originally an offshoot of al Qaeda, IS took large swathes of Iraq and Syria from 2014, imposing a reign of terror with public beheadings and attacks.
Some IS fighters still hold out in Syria's remote central desert, and in Iraqi cities they have slipped into the shadows, staging shootings or kidnappings.
The United States believes the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is in Iraq.
Islamic State 'caliphate' defeated, yet threat persists

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