Terrorist resurgence is on the rise again as a virus that was not wiped out, even with the recent assassination of a key Iranian warlord instrumental in financing and promoting such proxy groups.
The King Abdullah of Jordon while speaking to the media has confirmed that the Daesh group is busy regrouping and was once again on the rise in the Middle East. After being ousted from Syria, they are now regrouping elsewhere. A similar trend can be seen with other terrorist groups that had been thrown out of Syria and are now finding their foothold in Libya.
Libya, being much closer to Europe, this kind of regrouping could mean trouble for other European countries especially for migrants and temporary visits into these countries. It will become easier for terrorist groups to reestablish sleeping and active cells closer to home.
Amidst the tension in Iran, world stability is also at stake. The King further added that whatever happens in Tehran will affect Baghdad, Amman, Beirut, the Israeli Palestinian process.
Daesh is not the same as ISIS but according to the Jordanian King, both are regrouping themselves and continue to want to claim a global caliphate in the name of Islam. While ISIS broke out of Al-Qaeda, Daesh follows a similar philosophy, but a part of the Muslim Brotherhood. They continue to disrespect the sovereignty of Iraq and Syria. For them, Libya is both lucrative pit stop, as it is becoming another war zone where Turkey has now stationed its troops.
It was reported at the end of 2019, how regrouping of Daesh has to be avoided at all costs. In November 2019, the Pentagon had shared that Daesh had taken advantage of a fissure in Syria when both the US withdrew forces from northeastern Syria and the Turkish forces moved in. They saw this as a cue to regroup and could prepare new attacks on the West. Intel had then confirmed that Daesh had used that time to reconstitute capabilities and resources within Syria and strengthen its ability to plan attacks abroad. They would then use this time to target the West and provide support to its 19 global branches and networks.
While the US moved out troops from Syria, it also led to the all-out wipeout of the self-proclaimed religious cleanser Abu Bakr-al- Baghdadi, the leader of the Daesh group. But his death had not dampened their spirit and the reconsolidation intel is proof of this.
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