ISIS Goes Global: Terror Group Now Boasts Six Functioning Armies in Three Regions

The jayvee team is expanding–
ISIS released a map in December of its global Islamic State affiliates.
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The Islamic State listed its affiliates in Africa including groups in Mali, Sudan, Nigeria, Tunisia, Algeria, The Sahara, Libya and Egypt.
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The ISIS Middle East affiliates include groups in Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Chechnya and Pakistan.
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Now this…
ISIS has created at least six functioning armies outside for Syria-Iraq that threaten governments in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
The Washington Times reported:

The Islamic State terrorist group has created at least six functioning armies outside its Iraq-Syria base that threaten governments in Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan, according to a new report to Congress.

Rather than shrinking, the Islamic State — also known as ISIL and ISIS — is metastasizing globally by attracting waves of henchmen in Libya, Egypt, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Afghanistan, the Congressional Research Service said in a June 14 report for lawmakers.

The fact that six irregular Islamic State armies are operating in three world regions, not to mention various cells in Europe and the U.S., is in contrast to the Obama administration’s generally upbeat reports on containing the violent group.

In another break from that positive White House message, CIA Director John Brennan told the Senate intelligence committee last week that, while the Islamic State has lost territory in Iraq and Syria, as well as thousands of fighters in those two countries, its ability to direct or inspire terrorist attacks remains robust.

“Our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach,” Mr. Brennan said.

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