Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS weighs next steps [infographic]

Graphic with data on defeating ISIS (State Dept./D. Thompson)
(State Dept./D. Thompson)

The United States is convening international partners in Washington “to achieve the enduring defeat of ISIS” after coalition forces destroyed the terrorist group’s leadership and broke its grip on territories in Syria and Iraq.

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will host the foreign ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS on November 14.

The meeting will focus on plans for counterterrorism efforts against ISIS after the death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“The United States is determined to prevent a resurgence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and continues to work with the Global Coalition to destroy ISIS remnants and thwart its global ambitions,” the State Department said in a statement.

Regarding ISIS, Pompeo said in a November 12 tweet, “The threat from extremism, the counterterrorism threat, remains. But the real estate that they owned and the ability to network, control villages, raise money, generate tax revenue, we collectively obliterated.”