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Why caliphate's fall is 'milestone' but not the end for ISIS

Clip: 03/22/2019 | 5m 16s

After nearly five years of fighting in Iraq and Syria, the Trump administration signaled Friday that ISIS no longer controls any territory in Iraq or Syria. But despite a brutal bombardment, the final holdouts in Baghouz refuse to surrender. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports on why the extremist group’s tenacity could be an indicator of a different battle to come.

Aired: 03/22/19

Rating: NR

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