In the summer of 2014, the Iraqi army and its allies launched a major offensive to retake the second largest city in Iraq, Mosul, from the militants who controlled it for more than three decades.
The operation took three years to complete.
But as it approached its conclusion, ISIS’ core leadership, including the group’s deputy leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, began to slip away from control.
ISIS had been reduced to the status of a collection of disconnected, self-serving factions.
Its leaders and leaders-in-training began moving out of the city, to new locations.
The U.S.-led coalition, meanwhile, was beginning to slowly but steadily lose control of the country.
In the wake of this major defeat, many analysts speculated that ISIS’ demise might be the catalyst for the rise of a new form of militant organization: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).
ISIL had been the ISIS of the Syrian civil war, the group that operated in Syria from 2013 to 2015.
In recent years, however, ISIL has expanded its operations beyond Syria.
The group had established itself as a major military force in Iraq and Syria, taking advantage of the porous border with Turkey to expand its influence.
The ISIL has also become a powerful fundraising and recruiting force, using the lure of oil revenues to recruit new fighters.
Now, analysts believe that ISIL is taking a new route in the region, using its vast resources to build up its strength and establish itself as the dominant force in the Middle East.
The rise of ISIL has been a major focus of U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ trip to the Middle Eastern country in late June.
He is meeting with leaders of the countries bordering Iraq, Syria and Iran.
While the United States has been trying to contain the group, its success in the fight against it is also being challenged by the growth of its other extremist group, Jabhat al-Nusra, a group that has been gaining support in Iraq.
But the two groups are not the only ones in the area that have been gaining ground.
As a result, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday approved a resolution to send $25 million to the United Arab Emirates to help the Iraqi government and security forces combat ISIL.
In addition to the Iraqi and Syrian money, the resolution also calls on the United Kingdom to help provide additional security for Iraqi and Emirati citizens.
But some observers say that the money is not enough to stem the rise in ISIL.
Some Iraqi government officials have said that the U.K. contribution is only “a drop in the bucket” compared with the $100 million the U-Kashmir government had pledged to provide for the coalition’s operation in Mosul.
“The U.UK has been part of the coalition to help defeat ISIL,” the Iraqi Interior Ministry said in a statement, without elaborating.
The Iraqi government has been seeking international support to stem ISIL’s expansion.
The Security Council, however , has yet to take a decisive stance.
While it has sent some money, it has not been able to stem its growth, which has continued despite the U.-Kashmoni and U.U.-S.-Russia cooperation.
A growing number of Iraqi military commanders and senior officials say that they fear the loss of the Uighur minority, who make up roughly 20 percent of the population in the country, and fear that the new military coalition will eventually fall apart.
“We need to help them and our families, but we don’t want to lose the opportunity to fight ISIL,” said Anwar al-Khatib, a military commander in the Nineveh Plains.
He also said that his unit had not received the necessary support from the Iraqi state or the UAE.
The loss of Uighurs has also put a strain on the military in the northern city of Mosul.
The United States had already spent $5 billion on the war effort in Iraq after the Uryans fled Mosul in 2014.
As the Urawads population shrank in the aftermath of the fall of Mosul, the number of Urawaks living in the Iraqi capital began to grow, said Abdul-Hamid, who has worked for U.A.E. for nearly three years.
The new coalition is supposed to be fighting against the militants, but it is creating more problems, he said.
In January, U.R.A.-Sudan, a U.M.B.H. unit, joined the coalition.
However, in May, the Uraya region was the scene of a suicide attack, killing at least 20 civilians, including nine children, the head of Urayas security forces, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Abdi, said.
The attacks prompted the government to temporarily withdraw Urayan troops from the Umm Qasr district of Mosul and evacuate them to the eastern province of Kirkuk.
However the Uayans have been unable