ISIS’s Newest British Recruiter

ISIS finally appears to be losing significant areas of territory. Along with Iraqi forces recapturing Ramadi, the group is believed to have been forced to retreat from as much as 40 percent of the ground it held in northern Iraq. We can expect to see ISIS responding to such losses on the battlefield in a number of ways. One that we are already witnessing is a surge of ISIS activity in other parts of the region; in Yemen, in the Sinai, and particularly in Libya. But we should also expect to see ISIS and its supporters channeling their energies into direct attacks against the West. Pundits and politicians who attempted to claim that ISIS had no designs beyond the Islamic world simply hadn’t taken the trouble to read or listen to anything the group actually said. The will to target the West had always been there and the gradual rise in ISIS-linked terror plots against Westerners is there to prove it.

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ISIS’s Newest British Recruiter

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