After Setbacks, IS Digs In With Focus On Deadly Attacks


After setbacks, IS digs in with focus on deadly attacks

BEIRUT, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -6th Sept,2016) - Despite major setbacks including the loss of access to the Syria-Turkey border and the assassination of several top leaders, the Islamic State group remains a potent force, analysts warn.

The increasing pressure on IS, including Turkey's decision to launch an operation against it in northern Syria, has seen the organisation lose ground at an unprecedented pace. But the jihadist organisation still has the capacity to obtain weapons, attract recruits and dispatch fighters to carry out devastating attacks abroad, according to experts.