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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)

The April 21 attacks against three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka rocked the island nation and have reverberated around the globe. While the location of this attack -- Sri Lanka -- was a surprise, that an attack happened was not. We had warned our Threat Lens clients that...

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