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The Islamic State Appears to Be Fraying From Within

posted on March 9, 2015

At The Washington Post, Liz Sly writes, “Reports of rising tensions between foreign and local fighters, aggressive and increasingly unsuccessful attempts to recruit local citizens for the front lines, and a growing incidence of guerrilla attacks against Islamic State targets suggest the militants are struggling to sustain their carefully cultivated image as a fearsome fighting force drawing Muslims together under the umbrella of a utopian Islamic state.” Internal strife and strong challenges from ethnic and sectarian forces, notably those in Kurdish and Shiite areas, have apparently taken a toll on the group’s numbers and strength, Sly reports.

Read at The Washington Post