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Islamic State Group in Decline, White House Envoy Contends

President Barack Obama's special envoy in the fight against Islamic State painted a portrait of the terrorist group as an organization in decline Friday, saying it had lost about 50 percent of its territory in Iraq, including access to the border region to Turkey.   Brett McGurk told White House reporters that morale among IS fighters was “plummeting,” illustrated by their own videos of leaders executing fighters on the battlefield and by increasing desertions. He said IS...

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