South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Voice of America on how the US-led coalition against ISIS has been consistently degrading the terrorist organization’s efforts and power in Iraq:

As 2015 fades into history, so too do are forecasts that the group that calls itself the Islamic State (ISIS) is still on the rise in the Middle East.

Iraqi forces supported by the United States are shrinking the ISIS “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria to such an extent that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi felt obliged to give a pep talk to jihadis over Christmas.

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