UPDATED 9:00 A.M. — Wed. January 17, 2018
The second top U.S. commander in Iraq says the country’s military forces are keeping the remaining ISIS militants from coordinating attacks.
On Tuesday, Brigadier General James Glynn announced the militants have dissolved into smaller terrorist cells nearly a month after Iraqi military forces proclaimed victory over the terror group.
The left over militants are seeking to incite instability and disrupt the political process in the country, but Iraqi security forces are stopping them from turning into an insurgency.
“There’s no indicators of any coordination, it’s merely a matter of disparate cellular structures trying to have some legitimacy, some recognition,” stated General Glynn.
The brigadier general said the remainder of ISIS forces face two choices — fleeing to other countries or being eliminated.