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US soldiers are fighting for visas for the family of an Iraqi interpreter who sacrificed himself to shield American troops from a suicide bomber

The last words of a heroic Iraqi interpreter who sacrificed himself to save American soldiers from a suicide bomber were: "Take care of my son. Take care of my wife." US Special Forces troops are now fighting to secure a visa for his family.
A French soldier from Operation Barkhane rides in an armored vehicle in Mali

Airstrike kills terrorist leader tied to deadly 2017 ambush on US troops in Niger

A French airstrike on a terrorist camp in Mali killed a member of the senior leadership of the Islamic State affiliate in West Africa that killed four Green Berets in a deadly ambush in Niger last year, according to reports from the French military.
An Islamic State flag hangs amid electric wires over a street in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, near the port-city of Sidon, southern Lebanon January 19, 2016.

As many as 30,000 ISIS fighters may still be crawling across Iraq and Syria — as many as at the height of their power

Tens of thousands of Islamic State jihadists are believed to still be waging war in Iraq and Syria, new reports reveal, suggesting that the global terrorist group may be far from defeated.
A masked man speaking in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released in September 2014 is pictured in this still frame from video obtained by Reuters October 7, 2014.

A notebook reportedly written by an ISIS fighter appears to detail the group’s innermost workings

The author asks in the notebook: "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?"

ISIS made millions from taxes that it then used to run garbage collections and even a DMV

The group's highly-developed social systems and tax schemes helped expand their power, despite global military intervention.

These maps show how drastically ISIS territory has shrunk since its peak

ISIS's capital Raqqa fell to US-backed forces last week. These two maps show how much the group's territory has shrunk over the last three years.
Jac Holmes in Raqqa, Syria, in August 2017.

A British IT worker who left home to fight ISIS has died while clearing landmines in Syria

24-year-old Jac Holmes, from Bournemouth, left to fight alongside the Kurdish militia YPG in 2015.