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ISIS has lost much of its territory over the past few months. Ramadi, Manbij, Tikrit, and Fallujah are four large cities that the group has lost to its enemies since December 2015. Mosul, a city of over 600,000 people, is the last remaining large city in Iraq under ISIS control. Photo from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_DiS-qnKjo.

ISIS Puts up Fierce Resistance in Battle for Mosul

Jack Scott, Staff Writer December 2, 2016

The Iraqi and Kurdish armies’ struggle to reconquer the city of Mosul is making swift progress, but the outnumbered and desperate ISIS forces are employing multiple brutal methods to try and maintain...

Mustafa, an Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir flight, surrenders himself to police after releasing passengers and crew.  Photo courtesy of CNN.

Man Hijacks EgyptAir Flight, No Passengers Injured

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer April 27, 2016

On March 29, 2016, Seif El Din Mustafa took control of EgyptAir Flight MS181 and changed the aircraft’s course to Cyprus, causing confusion and fears of terrorism when the plane began to fly over the...

ISIS Explained

Lacy Hamilton, Editor in Chief May 7, 2015

For those who are truly embarrassingly uninformed about ISIS, they should first know that “ISIS” stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. President Obama refers to ISIS as “ISIL,” which stands...

Islamic State militants force captured hospital workers to treat them after an attack on Iba Sina Hospital on Monday, March 16. The militants invaded the hospital to capture the hospital workers because they needed medical aide, while performing terrorist attacks in Sirte. A hospital official said, in an interview with CNN, that ,” The militants cannot go far, with ISIS militants ordering them not to leave Sirte.”

ISIS Captures 20 Medical Workers in Lybia

Ben Bramblett, Staff Writer March 26, 2015

The Islamic State Militants kidnapped 20 medical workers at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte, Libya. Over 30 gunmen overran the hospital on Monday, March 16. The workers were simply waiting for their bus...

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