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Could the Islamic State and al Qaeda Reconcile?

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Apr 23, 2015 | 08:00 GMT
An image grab from a 2014 propaganda video released by al-Furqan media allegedly showing Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addressing worshippers at a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

An image grab from a 2014 propaganda video released by al-Furqan media allegedly showing Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addressing worshippers at a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

(AFP/Getty Images)

Although a merger would threaten the globe, a number of factors will keep the groups from joining forces....

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