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(Worthy News) - Members of the U.S. intelligence community are warning that Islamic State fighters could be working toward mass-casualty attacks, a serious departure from the terror group's current focus on lone-wolf attacks.
Intelligence officials have typically categorized the Islamic State group's main tactic as one that is less ambitious, involving one or a small group of attackers armed with simple weapons.
In contrast, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also called AQAP, is seen as more capable and more focused on carrying out large-scale, mass-casualty attacks, including plots on commercial aviation. [ Source ]
ISIS unveils chilling new map of Europe as it plans for world domination by 2020
The terrorist group aim to control the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe within the next five years, the new map shows.
BBC reporter Andrew Hosken is the author of new book Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State, which includes the map drawn up of areas ISIS plan to take over.
The caliphate, a state governed by Sharia law, covers areas from Spain in the west to the border of China in the east. [ Source ]