Posted by: infideltaskforce | February 10, 2016

US General: ISIS to Increase Lethal Attacks in 2016

The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack in France in 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

The Islamic State will increase “the pace and lethality” of terrorist attacks during 2016, according to the director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.

“Last year, Daesh remained entrenched on Iraqi and Syrian battlefields and expanded globally to Libya, Sinai, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the Caucasus,” Marine Corps Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart told a security conference on Monday.

“Daesh is likely to increase the pace and lethality of its transnational attacks because it seeks to unleash violent actions and to provoke a harsh reaction from the West, thereby feeding its distorted narrative.”

The narrative he is referring to is that the West is at war with Islam.

The Islamic State is thought to have an estimated 25,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria, with unknown numbers in regional affiliates worldwide.

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