ISIS Highlights State Dept. Report’s Description of Their ‘Global Network’ and Evolution

Homeland Security Today: The Islamic State led the news briefs section in their latest weekly newsletter by noting how the State Department warned a global network of ISIS loyalists that can carry out attacks anywhere was the post-caliphate evolution of the terror group.

The annual Country Reports on Terrorism released last week includes updates on the activities of designated foreign terrorist organizations. ISIS strength was estimated at between 11,000 and 18,000 in just Iraq and Syria, including thousands of foreign fighters. The report included separate assessments for ISIS branches in Bangladesh, the Sahel, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Libya, the Philippines, the Sinai, and West Africa.

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