ISIS Poised for New Breeding Grounds

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The walls are closing in on ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa, where else will they make home?


With their long-held base of operations and stronghold losing ground by the day in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is poised to find new breeding grounds.

A look around the globe indicates parts of Asia may be a new cog in the extremist group’s wheels after a series of attacks and reports that law enforcement in the Philippines is increasing its focus on disrupting extremist activity.

As realities on the ground in parts of Asia, and around the world, threaten to mirror more closely realities on the ground in places like Baghdad, authorities in other parts of the world cannot let up on their pursuits of dismantling terrorist networks.

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Brandon Blackburn
Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business. During his time with the CIA, Brandon served multiple tours in the Middle East, to include Iraq and Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Brandon consults with businesses and media on national security related issues with his consulting firm B4B Enterprises. Blackburn is also a consulting producer for Live PD on A&E. He can be followed on Twitter @Bran_Blackburn.

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