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Where is the Islamic State Group Still Active Around the World?

Where is the Islamic State Group Still Active Around the World? By Mina al-Lami - BBC News

After months of fighting, the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has finally lost Baghuz, a village in eastern Syria that came to represent the final chapter in its self-styled caliphate.

 

While this is a major blow, the loss of the small enclave near the Iraqi border does not spell the end of IS as a militant group capable of mounting deadly attacks worldwide.

 

IS and its affiliates continue to be active in various countries, claiming attacks on a daily basis through the group's online propaganda outlets.

 

Data collected by BBC Monitoring shows that despite having lost most of its territory in Syria and Iraq at the end of 2017, IS said it was behind 3,670 attacks worldwide last year - an average of 11 attacks per day - and 502 attacks in the first two months of 2019, while Baghuz was under siege…

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