(TheConservativeNews.org) – The last year has brought what has seemed like an uninterrupted stream of bad news. However, there have been some successes and positive stories in that time, including the improving situation in the Middle East. The steadily decreasing influence of the Islamic State has been a big part of that good news.
On Thursday, January 28, Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announced Iraqi security forces had killed a senior ISIS commander named Abu Yaser al-Issawi. Al-Issawi was reported to be the head of ISIS’ operations in Iraq, making his elimination a significant development.
ISIS, also known as Daesh, has been the most active Islamic extremist group in recent years. It was responsible for a series of horrendous acts of terrorism over the last decade, including the 2015 bomb attack in Paris that claimed 129 lives. The group has been less active since suffering major military losses in 2017; however, it’s not gone away. Last week, ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad which killed 32 people and injured well over 100.
Hopefully ISIS will be hesitant to act again with its latest loss.
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