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ISI’S capital has fallen. US-backed forces-out say they’ve wrestled control of Raqqa, Syria, away from the terror group and declared “major military operations” there over, though some pockets of resistance remain. The war against ISIS started about 3 years ago, after the terrorist group gobbled up huge swaths of Iraq and Syria. Now, ISIS merely controls a small strip of province along the Euphrates River in northern Syria. Still, an assistance group warns that the humanitarian crisis is getting worse, with 270,000 people who fled the fighting in Raqqa still needing help. And CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh says ISIS will continue to exist as a ragtag insurgency and threaten the West.

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