U.S. Says It’s Slowing Flow, But Foreign Fighters Still Flock to ISIS

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For the first time since the U.S. began a massive bombing campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria in 2014, American officials say they have achieved some success in slowing the flow of foreign fighters streaming across the Turkish border into the group's self-declared caliphate.

But U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News the modest improvement hasn't significantly changed the strategic picture, despite the positive spin by a top general to reporters this week.

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