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Syria's Idlib province is largely controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a group led by Al-Qaeda's former affiliate, which ousted more moderate rebels in recent months

Al-Qaeda Capitalizes on Islamic State Collapse in Raqqa

Al-Qaeda in Syria, considered the global group’s most prominent branch, is capitalizing on the U.S.-led coalition’s significant gains towards annihilating the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), urging jihadists from its collapsing competitor to defect and join its resurgent ranks as it continues to grow stronger.

With Fall of Raqqa, ISIS Is No Longer a Terror State

Tuesday was a landmark day in the war against the Islamic State, as both the ISIS capital of Raqqa in Syria and its Philippine stronghold of Marawi were liberated. Analysts caution that ISIS has not been destroyed, but with these twin defeats, it has been broken down from a terror state back into a terrorist organization.

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