U.S. military commanders have warned that once the Islamic State is defeated in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group is likely to morph into an insurgency. But a senior U.S. commander in Baghdad said that has not happened yet in Iraq.
Pockets of ISIS fighters remain in Iraq, but Brig. Gen. James Glynn, the No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq, says those remaining fighters have been cornered and unable to coordinate attacks.
“There are still remnants of ISIS who reside in a cellular structure who seek to bring instability to local areas, in particular population centers," Glynn told reporters at a Pentagon teleconference from Baghdad. He added that they are isolated by Iraqi Security Forces.