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Degraded IS Still 'Formidable and Brutal'

U.S. intelligence and military officials say the Islamic State is losing ground in Iraq, and perhaps more. “Its momentum has been checked and the group has suffered some notable setbacks during the last couple of months,” a U.S. official told VOA on condition of anonymity. “Mounting a major comeback to retake lost territory would be challenging under current conditions.” Those conditions include a steady bombardment of Islamic State targets from almost daily airstrikes from the United...

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