Sunday, April 23, 2017
Report: Islamic State's Caliphate 'Is On A Path To Collapse'
Business Insider: New report finds ISIS' caliphate 'is on a path to collapse'
A new report from the Rand Corporation found that the terrorist group ISIS has lost most of the territory it once controlled and that its self-declared "caliphate" is now "on a path to collapse."
The report found that ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, "has lost substantial control of territory and people since 2014 in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and Nigeria," putting it in danger of losing its state, which it calls a "caliphate," altogether.
But control over territory and people isn't the only thing that makes ISIS a formidable terrorist organization. The group has recently been focusing heavily on external attacks, some of which are mounted without any direct orders from ISIS leaders.
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WNU Editor: The RAND report is here. If current tends continue .... the war to finally defeat the Islamic State will probably end within a year.