02 September 2016
As world powers struggle to fight ISIS, other terror groups are trying to make their mark — one deadly attack at a time.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the most brutal groups, and how they’re different from ISIS:
… “Unlike ISIS, Al Qaeda has had a long history of engagement in South Asia dating back to the 1980s, when al Qaeda and South Asian militants fought together in Afghanistan,” wrote Iftekharul Bashar of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.
“The formal announcement of AQIS’ launch in September 2014 by Al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman Zawahiri, is believed to be a strategic move to keep its traditional ties relevant in South Asia at a time when ISIS is gaining traction in the region.”
ICPVTR / Online
Last updated on 02/09/2016