Monday, July 11, 2016

U.S. Intelligence: Islamic State Not Desperate, Just 'Adapting'

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CNN: U.S. intel warns: ISIS not desperate, just 'adapting'

(CNN)Recent raids against ISIS targets have given the U.S. intelligence community a better understanding of how the terror group is structured and organized and about its plans for attacks outside areas it controls in Syria and Iraq, according to a senior administration official.

They also have made it clear that for some time ISIS was planning to focus on those attacks around the world, although there were no clear indications of when and where that would have provided actionable intelligence to prevent them, the senior official said.

"We were aware they were moving this way," the official said. "It's not like we didn't see it coming."

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Coalition air strikes kill ISIS militants in Syria -- Al Arabiya
UN human rights chief says Iraq must not respond to ISIS attacks with revenge -- RUDAW
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Russia Awaits Kremlin Reaction to Islamic State Downing of Helicopter -- Moscow Times
Libya: Sirte Offensive Against ISIS May Spell End for Fragile Unity Government -- Newsweek/Reuters
Libyan militias near victory over Islamic State in Sirte, seek U.S. help to finish the job -- Washington Times
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Escalating ISIS threat in Southeast Asia: Is the Philippines a weak link? -- Joseph Chinyong Liow, for CNN
Experts: Obama’s Measure Of Success Against ISIS Doesn’t Make Sense -- Daily Caller
Is the surge in terrorist attacks coincidence or coordinated campaign? -- Brian Michael Jenkins, The Hill
We Might Be Winning the War Against ISIS, At Least on Social Media -- Angela Chen, Gizmodo
ISIS influence on the decline as terrorists lose Twitter battles -- CNET
Terror export fears as ISIS 'caliphate' shrinks -- CNN
After the Victory at Fallujah, How to Destroy ISIS Once and for All -- Riyadh Mohammed, Fiscal Times
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