After murder of abductees, U.S. says Islamic State can still carry out operations in Iraq

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    A statement on Thursday said, “the U.S. embassy in Baghdad expresses its shock and anger over killing the eight victims, who were recently kidnapped by the group.”

    The embassy stressed that the abduction of the Iraqis and killing them in that brutal way is an additional evidence that Islamic State is still present and capable of carrying out crimes.

    ...On Wednesday, the Security Media Center, a media arm of the Joint Operations Command, said that troops found the dead bodies on the Baghdad-Kirkuk road.

    The militant group announced, earlier this week, through some videos posted on its propaganda websites that seventeen people were kidnapped on the road between Kirkuk and Baghdad. Among those people, where the six men who appeared in the video, released earlier this week.
    After murder of abductees, U.S. says IS can carry out operations in Iraq

    IS still alive and well. Well, except for these 17
    17 IS militants killed as they set checkpoints to kidnap civilians, near Mosul
     
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    Did you honestly think that driving IS out of physical territory wouldn't simply push them underground?
     
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    I don't think they are "underground"
     
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    Welp, they are. Headlines claimed they were defeated in Syria and Iraq, they are rebuilding in "safe" countries but have gone underground in the areas they were supposedly driven out of.
     
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    The newspapers that I am reading maintain that there is still IS in Iraq in certain areas. They don't have to go underground.
     
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    Doesn't mean they aren't dangerous or that they haven't gone underground in certain areas.
     
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    Let me guess, you're a black and white thinker, all or nothing type.
     
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    Not at all. I think your sticking point is not really something worth arguing.

    If you are in an area that they are arresting people left and right for being involved in IS and you win a 7 minute hearing before being sentenced to death then you probably aren't walking around with a sign around your neck.

    I believe I mentioned earlier that I suspect that the low voter turnout was due to IS--much like how the Taliban told people not to vote in Afghanistan.

    So where are they visible? Disputed territories. Outside Mosul in the villages. They go in and terrorize those people outside of the city as a reminder. They are always dangerous.
     

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