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Two civilians carry belongings they collected from their damaged house in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic State controlled the northern Iraqi city for three years before being driven out last year. ISIS no longer controls any cities, but small groups of fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, and are still considered a threat. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Where Did The Islamic State Fighters Go?

The extremist group has lost all its strongholds in its core areas in Iraq and Syria. But some militants are still on the loose and plan to regroup and cause more mayhem.

Two civilians carry belongings they collected from their damaged house in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic State controlled the northern Iraqi city for three years before being driven out last year. ISIS no longer controls any cities, but small groups of fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, and are still considered a threat. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Where Did The Islamic State Fighters Go?

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The Year The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Unraveled

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What's New In 2018? Here's A Brief Tour Of State Laws Now In Effect

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