A US official: ISIS is expanding globally despite its calamities

Selava Omar – – “Agencies”

The director of the American National Counter-Terrorism Center confirmed that the terrorist organization ISIS continues to expand globally with about twenty affiliated factions, despite its uprooting from Syria and the elimination of its leaders.

During a hearing before the National Security Committee in the US House of Representatives, the director of the US National Counterterrorism Center, Christopher Miller, said that the extremist organization “has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to recover from the enormous losses incurred in the past six years by relying on a dedicated cadre of veteran leaders from the middle ranks and networks.” Extensive secrecy, easing counterterrorism pressure. ”
Since the elimination of the terrorist organization’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and other prominent leaders in October, the new leader of the organization, Muhammad Saeed Abd al-Rahman al-Mawla, has managed new attacks by factions affiliated with the organization, which are geographically far from the leadership.

“Miller” said that the organization documented its success with video recordings that it used as propaganda to show that the militants are still organized and active despite being uprooted from the area in which they declared the “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.

He added that the organization is currently focusing on liberating thousands of its members who are with their families in detention centers in northeastern Syria, in the absence of any coordinated international path to decide on their status.

Miller said that the global network of organization outside Syria and Iraq “currently includes about twenty factions between a branch and a network.”

He continued: The organization is achieving mixed results, but it is recording its strongest performance in Africa, as shown by the Niger attack.

He added that the organization is achieving mixed results, but it is recording its strongest performance in Africa, as demonstrated by the “Niger” attack.

ISIS also seeks to attack Western targets, according to Miller, but counterterrorism operations prevent this.

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