Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria:

see Islamic StateIslamic State
(IS), Sunni Islamic militant group committed to the establishment of an Islamic caliphate that would unite Muslims in a transnational, strict-fundamentalist Islamic state.
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The forces fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria now expect a new phase of guerrilla warfare, a tactic the militants have already shown themselves capable of.
The Islamic State's slowing momentum, its inability to expand, and the differences between the Iraqi/Syrian and Libyan landscape all beg the question of just how feasible it would be for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to shift to Libya.
Others like the Islamic State were mash-ups of local jihadi groups and ideologues and fighters tied to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
This is in marked contrast to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Not only does the Islamic State in Libya have significantly fewer fighters than the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but the Islamic State in Libya controls less territory than the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
This is in comparison with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which at its peak controlled as much as 35,000 square miles, exerting uncontested authority over roughly 12,000 square miles.
The Islamic State in Libya's finances are less well-documented, but even by rough estimates they are nowhere near the levels of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has framed its fight as a sectarian struggle.
Minus sufficient manpower, revenue, and its two fundamental narrative tropes--governance and sectarianism--the ability of Libya to be a "fallback" for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is doubtful.
But the Islamic State in Libya does not have to be a replica of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to be dangerous and disruptive for Libya and it neighbors.
The governments in both Baghdad and Damascus are keenly aware of the geographic distribution of the fighters in the Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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