"TWO ENEMIES ARE BETTER THAN ONE": The Global Intelligence
TWO ENEMIES ARE BETTER THAN ONE: "Differences between Al-Qaeda and ISIS will be key to their defeat" : JANUARY 4, 2016
Animesh Roul / The Global Intelligence
A two-headed monster now dominates the global terror trade. Al-Qaeda, the original militant Sunni Islamist network, spread and divided like a terrible virus. Despite the disarray caused by several strategic reversals over the years, the core of Al-Qaeda remains a potent force. The other powerful incarnation of terrorism arose in mid-2014 from Al-Qaeda’s regional franchise in Iraq; it is now infamous as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.