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IS Group Losses Resulting in Self-Styled Caliphates

Fighting on several fronts against multiple foes, the Islamic State militant group is showing signs of strain and, as a result, tribesmen and locals in towns it controls are enlisting locals to fight in self-styled caliphates, according to activists and local residents in northern Syrian towns. The jihadist army has a large territory to defend, stretching from the northeastern outskirts of Syria’s Aleppo, east to Mosul in Iraq. Activists and local residents in northern Syrian towns...

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