A breakup of the Islamic State into more groups is possible. That would be very similar to how Al Qaida established itself – as an umbrella entity for other groups to join.
ISIL continues its attacks in western Pakistan. On November 19, the Islamic State Khorasan (ISK), a branch of ISIL named for the region east of Iran that includes Afghanistan and Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the shootings that killed four members of Pakistani security in Quetta.
The Iraqi military continues operations to clear ISIL forces from Mosul. Over the previous 24 hours, Iraqi troops moved to cut off any ISIL reinforcements or retreats from the north of the city.
The United States has an ever-changing predicament that indefinitely affects the direction of global security, peace and economic stability.
On Oct. 25, three ISIL gunmen raided a police academy in Pakistan leaving scores dead.The question we should be asking is: Why is this significant?
It will be interesting to see the propaganda ISIL puts out in reference to its recent loss of Dabiq. ISIL may dismiss the Dabiq battle and ignore the loss.
Hezbollah, Hamas and Al-Qaeda, have a strong presence in South America. They are particularly active in the Tri-Border Area (TBA), the region where Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina meet.