The battle for the last scrap of land held by ISIS has taken longer than expected.
Daesh Staging Area in Iraq Hit by Air Strike
A coalition air strike on a Daesh building near Sinjar, Iraq, May 2, 2015. The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.