ISIS End of Year Wrap: Where Are They Now?

ISIS is undoubtedly the story of the year, in my opinion. Taking a look back, I wonder, where are these ISIS newsmakers now?

"Jihadi John"

ISIS military superstar Abu Wahib


The American Canadian ISIS Fighter in Flames of War Video showing killings of Syrian soldiers from Division 93 in Raqqa.

Omar al-Shishani, Chechen ISIS military commander in Syria

Journalist and ISIS hostage John Cantlie. Dead or alive?

Last but not least, whatever happened to the photogenic Chilean ISIS tour guide Abu Safiya from the "Breaking Borders" video?

We've spent billions of dollars and as far as I can tell, we haven't killed, captured or saved a single one of these guys.

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    i'm pretty sure "saving" wasn't really (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Thu Jan 01, 2015 at 08:45:25 AM EST
    on the menu, since that's very difficult to do from several thousand feet up in the air, doing a thousand miles an hour. supposedly, we have no ground troops involved, so I'm not exactly certain what you're talking about?

    there were attempts to save (none / 0) (#3)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Jan 01, 2015 at 12:44:36 PM EST
    Peter Kassig and Foley. Both failed. I've written about both here and here.

    Military superstar? (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jack203 on Thu Jan 01, 2015 at 09:40:48 AM EST
    I prefer unibrow.

    Nice update though.  We'll see where these bozos are a year from now.

    NYTimes: Syrian Anti-Assad rebels, (none / 0) (#4)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 12:35:24 PM EST
    Vanguard of Syria's Uprising, Now on the Run From ISIS, Weigh a Bleak Future

    "I regret," said one civilian from Deir al-Zour, a web designer and English literature graduate with a narrow, angular face and an intense gaze. "The best people in my country, they have been killed in this revolution. The worst people have controlled the country. And the goal of our revolution is not accomplished."