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Sunday, May 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies view Islamic State as a shrinking and increasingly demoralized military force, a sharp shift from the seemingly invincible extremist army that declared an Islamist caliphate two years ago. The revised assessment comes after surprisingly swift and relatively bloodless victories this summer near Syria’s border with Turkey and in…

Photo: An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo