NBC's Richard Engel: Forget Victory Against ISIS, They're "Effectively Taking Over" Libya


RICHARD ENGEL, ISTANBUL, NBC NEWS: I would not be overly optimistic that ISIS are "back on their heels," frankly. There have been some advances in Baghdadi that the government is talking about, the Kurds who took that strategic supply route a couple of weeks ago are still advancing, and there is a Shi'ite militia massing on the edge of Tikrit. I don't know if you consider that progress.

ISIS still control the main cities of Raqqa and Mosul, and ISIS just broke out into Libya, it is effectively taking over a new country, so if that is defeat, of ISIS, or on the road to defeat, I would hate to see what success would look like.

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