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What the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka Tell Us About the Islamic State

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Apr 30, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Candles in the shape of Sri Lanka on April 29 in Ahmedabad, India.

Candles in the shape of Sri Lanka on April 29 in Ahmedabad, India, to show solidarity with victims of the Easter 2019 attacks in Sri Lanka.

(SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Contrary to the media narrative, the bombings tell us less about the operational capabilities of the group's core than about its power to inspire jihad. ...

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