Despite International Intervention, the Islamic State is Persisting and Expanding

Video: On January 10, 2015  Islamic State releases a video of a large gathering in the Khorosan region pledges to the Islamic State ending in a beheading.Unhindered by Air StrikesSeemingly unhindered by the U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and ash Sham / Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq, ISIS or ISIL, IS) continues to sway groups and jihadi veterans from around the world to pledge allegiance to the self-proclaimed Caliph and his Islamic State.For More on Islamic State (ISIS) : The Islamic Caliphate, An Invisible Shura and A New Slate for JihadistOnly a Few Mentioned in SpeechThe recent wave of bai'ahs (pledges) encompassing different arenas indicates that the group is more appealing than ever in the spotlight of the intensive air campaign. Yet in his latest audio speech, “To the Dislike of the Disbelievers” (Law Kariha l Kafiroun), on November 13, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi only formerly acknowledged oaths by three relatively prominent…

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Roger Farhat

Roger Farhat is a Senior Analyst and Researcher at Terrogence, a global pioneer of expert Virtual HUMINT™-driven Web Intelligence Services & Technology, designed to bridge crucial intelligence...