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Why Firepower Alone Can't Destroy Jihadism

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Feb 4, 2016 | 08:12 GMT
The Islamic State in Libya is a militant organization that uses terrorism, guerrilla warfare and hybrid warfare tactics in its fight to overthrow the country's existing order -- in other words, it is an insurgency.
Iraqi forces fire on remaining Islamic State positions in Fallujah, the latest city to be retaken from the Islamic State.
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The Islamic State in Libya is not just a terrorist group. It is a militant organization that uses terrorism, guerrilla warfare and hybrid warfare tactics in its fight to overthrow the country's existing order -- in other words, it is an insurgency. And as countless militaries have learned over the centuries, firepower alone won't quash an insurgency....

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