Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Is The Islamic State In Chaos?
Michael Weiss, Daily Beast: Leaked ISIS Documents Show Internal Chaos
Recently uncovered ISIS documents read like a bad comedy about embezzlement, infiltration, and bureaucratic infighting.
What appear to be internal documents from the administration of the so-called Islamic State, obtained exclusively by The Daily Beast, show the terrorist organization under strain from financial misappropriation, embezzlement, alleged infiltration by anti-ISIS spies, and bureaucratic infighting.
These documents, originally captured by a Syrian rebel group near Damascus, are stamped by official ISIS “ministries.” They show the dollar salaries ISIS paid to its jihadist fighters, at least as of a year ago, in addition to other income earmarked for those fighters’ dependents.
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WNU Editor: The Islamic State is losing territory, leaders, and resources .... so chaos would obviously be the obvious outcome. But are they defeated as a fighting force .... unfortunately .... I do not see that happening anytime soon.