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Gauging the Jihadist Movement in 2016: Grassroots Terrorism

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jan 14, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Armed gunmen on the streets of Paris in the Charlie Hebdo attack in 2015 were professional operatives but grassroots jihadist attackers can pose an equal threat.

Armed gunmen on the streets of Paris in the Charlie Hebdo attack in 2015 were professional operatives but grassroots jihadist attackers can pose an equal threat.

(ANNE GELBARD/AFP/Getty Images)

The threat posed by grassroots jihadists is nothing new. It is, however, evolving. The move toward armed assaults using the type of basic military skills possessed by most of the attackers is a logical trend. It has also proved to be a deadly one....

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