a meeting at Baghdad International Airport. While the Iraqi government, along with the United States and other nations, is focusing on countering ISIS’ finances and blunting the terror group's message, the group must still be militarily defeated at some level, and US advisors are key to this, said Dempsey. "Take away its ability to maneuver, take away its ability to plan, take away its ability to resupply itself,” he explained. Reports emerged during Dempsey's visit that Iraqi forces were having success in this regard, as they were reportedly on the verge of
pushing ISIS terrorists out of the disputed
Baiji oil refinery complex north of Baghdad. The United States carried out airstrikes on ISIS vehicles and equipment in and around the Baiji area over the weekend, according to a Pentagon
release on Nov. 17.
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