Kurdish Official: ISIS Is Morphing Into More Powerful Al-Qaeda On Steroids

Following the inevitable collapse of ISIS’ caliphate in Iraq and Syria, ISIS will morph into an insurgency that will resemble “al-Qaeda on steroids,” the senior-most anti-terrorism official in Iraqi Kurdistan has said, Reuters reports.

In an interview with the outlet, Lahur Talabany said the battle against the militants could take another three or four years in total even though ISIS’ territory in Iraq has almost all but been dismantled. The reference to al-Qaeda appears to draw a comparison to the United States’ years-long battle with the dispersed insurgent group, which has plagued American foreign policy for nearly two decades.

ISIS’ transformation from a state entity into an insurgent group similar to al-Qaeda (only more deadly) is something Anti-Media has previously warned about; ISIS’ cells still exist in Iraq and have been documented as more than capable of launching attacks. This will only make the terror group harder to defeat now that its adversaries don’t have a specific territory to target – regardless of how many militants the Iraqi Armed Forces throw off cliffs and rooftops.

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