Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) members hold an Islamic State flag, which they pulled down, during the war between Iraqi army and Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar. By Thaier Al-Sudani / REUTERS. @Adobe Stock Images.

At his post-summit press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, Donald Trump praised the United States’ “successful campaign” that had “just about eradicated” Islamic State in Syria. IS, however, is far from dead in the region.

I recently returned from Iraq, where multiple security sources told me that Islamic State is reconstituting itself in parts of the country.

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