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Is the Islamic State in Its Death Throes or Deadlier Than Ever?

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Mar 3, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Though punishing airstrikes and offensives against the Islamic State have reduced the group's manpower, finances and areas of control in Iraq and Syria, the group is far from defeated. 

Jordanian security forces stand guard in Amman outside the Radisson SAS hotel, where a bomb targeted a wedding party in Nov. 2005

(Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)

Though punishing airstrikes and coordinated offensives against the Islamic State have reduced the group's manpower, finances and areas of control in Iraq and Syria, the group is far from defeated. In fact, history shows that militant groups can remain threats long after they have lost on the battlefield....

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