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ISIS Is Preparing for Another War with 30,000 Fighters in Iraq and Syria: UN Report

After the Islamic State militant group’s so-called caliphate crumbled last year, world powers hailed the defeat of the Sunni extremists across Iraq and Syria. Reports suggested remaining fighters were confined to a thin strip of desert between the two countries, with the noose tightening around the group’s neck.

But far from being destroyed, 30,000 committed Islamic State (ISIS) fighters are preparing for new wars across the globe, waiting for their chance to launch new offensives and re-establish the short-lived state, suggests a new United Nations report.

According to The Associated Press, the report to the U.N. Security Council warns that the threat of ISIS activity is growing, as is that of Al-Qaeda, which has rebuilt and and refocused since the death of leader Osama bin Laden in 2011.

Read more at Newsweek

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