With the Iraqi Forces already in Eastern and Western Mosul neighborhoods , the YPG at the gates of Raqqa, and with the Fall of Al-Bab and Manbij , the Islamic State’s Caliphate is virtually collpasing everywhere. ISIS has been retreating in 2016 and 2017-2018 should be the end of the so-called “Caliphate”.
Still the terrorist group has showed an impressive resilience facing US and Russian airstrikes, Kurds,SAA and Iraqi Army offensives. The group is virtually facing a dozens of opponents and has lost ground but very slowly.
The group showed a incredible capacity to innovate. It notably created homemade deadly drones. This “Caliphate” despite using Middle Ages methods has been one of the most innovative regime in terms of military tactics.