U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies about authorizations for the use of military force before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. October 30, 2017. It is also counting on a Saudi-Iraqi rapprochement to weaken Iran's influence there.Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December, having taken back all the territory captured by the militants in 2014 and 2015. ISIS is another acronym for Islamic State. "In Iraq and Syria, ISIS is attempting to morph into an insurgency. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis echoed those comments, saying the fight against Islamic State had been discussed on Tuesday at a meeting in Rome of about a dozen coalition defence ministers.
Source: Libya Today February 13, 2018 18:33 UTC