U.S. Commander in Iraq: ISIS Hasn’t Yet Turned into Insurgency Network

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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.

Iraqi security forces patrol in an area recently liberated from Islamic State in the predominantly Christian town of Tilkaif, Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

“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.

13 Comments on "U.S. Commander in Iraq: ISIS Hasn’t Yet Turned into Insurgency Network"

  1. America invaded Iraq.
    That is what started it all.
    REGIME CHANGE DOES NOT WORK.

  2. So they [might] want “some legitimacy, some recognition,” give it to them as a Iraqi city wide clean up campaign or something constructive. For votes to a new big guy at top of their list to be recognized by the world for their efforts. Those ISIL men have a lot of anger and agression that needs to be expressed. But also a lot of time, little food, little comfort. An idea would be to get an top (undercover maybe) coolest bad guy to organize Iraq-structure city clean up.

  3. landy fincannon | January 17, 2018 at 11:21 am |

    Mujihidden, ISIA, Daesh ect ect. There is an overlap in all of these groups and it becomes muddled with ever election.

  4. Why not use these SUNNI radicals for a good purpose, put them on the border of IRAN and point them east to attack SHIA radicals.

  5. Good man, General Glynn! Hunt the terrorists down!

  6. The Iran nuclear deal , to the Shia Mullahs who hate women, was greatest appeasement since Chamberlain gave Czechoslovakia to the leftie , 1930s , anti-Semitic , Socialist..

    Nobel Peace Laureate condemned the next generation to a nuclear war ..

  7. The best way to expose the hypocritical and racist position of Hussein towards refugees, is to raise the issue of thousands of Yezidi women who were captured and used by the Islamic State as sex slaves.

    Thousands of Yezidi women were raped and enslaved by ISIL ( note the Levant part ) , and yet Hussein Obama did not ask to accept few of them as refugees in the USA. If this is not racism and hypocrisy on the part of Hussein Obama, then how racism and hypocrisy can be?

    Hussein ignored those victims, is because they are not Muslims like him.

  8. But Obama said the ISIL caliphate would be a generational problem (i.e. never go away). President Trump and Mad Dog Mattis crushed ISIS in less than a year and Iraqi security forces are now able to stand up to defend themselves. Amazing!

  9. Jared Greene | January 17, 2018 at 9:43 am |

    Kill them all, give them nowhere to run

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