September 4, 2018

IntelBrief: From ‘Remain and Expand’ to ‘Adapt and Evolve’

In this Monday, July 16, 2018 photo, an Islamic State slogan in Arabic that reads, "Islamic State is lasting," is painted on a wall at the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, Syria (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
  • Small pockets of Islamic State fighters have regrouped throughout parts of Iraq and Syria.
  • Jihadists are becoming more brazen, executing coordinated attacks on security services and oil fields.
  • The Islamic State’s remaining war chest could prove to be sufficient for the group to fund its resurgence.
  • Engineering a comeback is part of the group’s current strategy of resting, rearming, and recuperating.