Two-Minute Read: A new generation of ISIS terrorists are plotting a comeback
The Skinny: Fighters affiliated with ISIS have recently launched attacks in Egypt and Afghanistan, and maintain a presence in multiple African countries. 25,000 children held in Syria’s al-Hol refugee camp could also be radicalized into a new generation of fighters, U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Michael Kurilla warns.
Recent signs of an ISIS resurgence include:
• An Dec. 30 attack that killed four people in the Egyptian city of Ismailia, which sits on the west bank of the Suez Canal.
• A bombing Sunday near the military airport in the Afghan capital of Kabul that, according to Taliban officials, killed several people and wounded more.
• Pledges of allegiance to current leadership from branches in the West African countries of Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan.
• Personnel in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique, which offers ISIS access to the sea.
• 30,000 fighters, called an “ISIS army” by Gen. Michael Kurilla, held in prison camps in Iraq and Syria that have suffered uprisings and prison breaks.
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