It just about goes without saying that the rise of ISIS is one of the most significant humanitarian crises of the last 50 years.
But Jeremy Courtney, president the Iraq-based global humanitarian aid organization, Preemptive Love, thinks the end is near for the terrorist group. Why? He says ISIS is disintegrating from the inside out.
“Some are defecting from ISIS because they feel like they were sold a bill of goods,” he says. “They got on the inside and they realized what ISIS truly is and it was more brutal, more inhumane, less Islamic and less true in one way or another to what they thought they were going to experience.”
Intelligence officials agree. According to a recent IHS Janes report, from January to March 2016, they lost at least 22 percent of the land they had held, and defections are on the rise.