ISIS Reverts to Insurgent Roots to Pose Long-Term Threat

(New York Times) Eric Schmitt - The Islamic State has carried out nearly 1,500 attacks in 16 cities across Iraq and Syria after they were declared freed from the militants' control in recent months, providing new evidence that the group is reverting to its insurgent roots and foreshadowing long-term security threats. The information was compiled by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point in a study made public on Thursday that warns of the need for increased efforts to restore the security, governance and economies in territory once held by the Islamic State.

2017-06-30 00:00:00

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