Oct 16, 2017
Just over a year ago the Islamic State seemed to be invincible. It controlled large areas in Iraq and Syria and was expanding its affiliates into parts of Northern Africa and even the Philippines. ISIS was being fought by Iraqi troops supported by a coalition of support aircraft and troops from the United States and other nations. In Syria it was under attack by several coalitions. However, under Obama ISIS was thriving because the rules of engagement imposed on U.S. troops kept them from being effective. That changed under Donald Trump as American military might was unleashed. Now ISIS fighters are being buried in mass graves and surrendering in droves.