The Islamic State's Model

(Washington Post) Aaron Y. Zelin - The Islamic State announced several months ago that it was "annexing" territory in Algeria, Libya, Sinai, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It is likely that the Islamic State plans to pursue a similar approach in Afghanistan and Pakistan following its announcement of accepting pledges of allegiance from former members of the Afghan and Pakistan Taliban to also try and "annex" territory there. The writer is a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

2015-01-30 00:00:00

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