Driven out of their de facto capital of Raqqa after three brutal years, IS fighters have lost much of the territory they once held. How real is the danger they will now travel to other countries to carry out attacks, asks Dr Lorenzo Vidino.
As the self-declared Islamic State steadily crumbles in Iraq and Syria, security officials throughout the world are asking themselves a crucial question: what will happen to its fighters?
The "only way" to deal with British IS fighters in Syria is "in almost every case" to kill them, the minister for international development has said.
Rory Stewart said converts to so-called Islamic State believed in an "extremely hateful doctrine" and had moved away from any allegiance to Britain.
They can expect to be killed because of the "serious danger" they pose to the UK's security, he said.
Rory Stewart was one of our top diplomats in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein and has chaired the defence committee. Do you agree with him?
As the 2nd article goes on to say, one of the UK's top lawyers wants returning ISIS fighters reintegrated into British society, but that begs the question, were they ever part of British society to begin with?
I know no one who dreams of jihad and if I did, I'd report them to the police immediately.
Should these fighters be allowed to come back to Britain?