Isis has been driven from its de facto Iraqi capital of Mosul, leading Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to declare that one half of Isis’ so-called caliphate has fallen.
The organisation now holds on to just nine per cent of the territory it controlled at the height of its powers in 2015.
US-backed forces are also making gains on the militants’ last stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, and rumours persist – from reputable sources – that leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.
There is no doubt that Isis is facing several military and ideological setbacks – but what does that mean for the group’s future?
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