As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria emerged, it seized territory in Iraq and Syria, and established branches and launched terror attacks in a number of countries. The U.S. government, working with international partners, undertakes a range of efforts to counter the group. Report.
GAO identified 9 key issues related to U.S. counter-ISIS efforts. Among the issues:
- Assisting and equipping Iraqi and Syrian opposition forces combatting ISIS
- Providing humanitarian and governance assistance to Iraqis and Syrians
- Disrupting ISIS’s branches and networks in various countries, including its financing and propaganda
- Mitigating threats to homeland security