ISIS Rising – The War is Not Over Yet.
The war is not yet over
The Pentagon says ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq number between 14,000 and 18,000, up from 10,000 at the birth of the Caliphate in summer 2014. It still carries out 60 attacks a month in Iraq alone and is active in the Sahel, the Philippines and Afghanistan. And the US believes the group can access a war chest of hundreds of millions of dollars.
So has ISIS been defeated? How is it organised and financed? What is the situation in Iraq and can Iraqi and Kurdish forces counter the threat as US and Coalition support diminishes?
Chaired by Elizabeth Palmer
Wassim Nasr, journalist with France24
Samya Kullab is Iraq correspondent for the Associated Press based in Baghdad.
Charles Lister is a senior fellow and Director of the Countering Terrorism and Extremism Program at the Middle East Institute. His work focuses primarily on the conflict in Syria