ISIS is planning a wave of attacks against Western targets to boost morale following defeats in Syria and Iraq, intelligence official warns

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ISIS is said to be planning a new wave of attacks against Western targets in an attempt to boost morale following crushing defeats in Syria and Iraq.

An intelligence official has warned the terror group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to be alive and plotting his next evil move.

After US-backed offensives in Mosul and Raqqa have seen Islamic State fighters all but wiped out, the expert warned a new generation of terror groups could emerge from the ashes.   

In the meantime, al-Baghdadi is thought to be pulling together ideas for ‘sophisticated attacks’ on countries such as Britain as an EU chief warned ISIS was moving funds out of the Middle East and pumping cash into European operations.

With morale of ISIS militants at an all-time low, the attacks would give the evil group a boost, the head of Kurdish intelligence Lahur Talabany told the Telegraph.

He said: ‘We are going to see a lot more attacks on the West that are designed to boost the morale of the fighters who have suffered heavy losses.

‘They are trying to do attacks that will get them publicity.

‘The more sophisticated attacks are being organised by the leadership around the al-Baghdadi camp.’

Mr Talabany believes the ISIS leader is hiding out in the desert somewhere near the border between Syria and Iraq.

At the group’s height, there were said to be 500 British jihadis fighting with ISIS.

The majority have been killed, but there are fears some surviving terrorists could be picked to carry out the attacks in their home countries by al-Baghdadi.

France is still on high alert for terror after a string of Islamic-related incidents since the atrocities in Paris back in November 2015 as is Britain following the Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge attacks.

It comes as the EU’s security chief Fabrice Balanche warned of a ‘real risk’ of increased funding for attacks in Europe as ISIS loses ground in Iraq and Syria.

Islamic State has lost an estimated 90 percent of its territory in Iraq and 85 percent in Syria as a result of military campaigns, some of them backed by Western forces.

At one time, the group held around half of Syria, much of it uninhabited desert, but today it controls just 15 percent, according to Syria specialist Mr Balanche.

British diplomat Julian King told the civil liberties committee in the European Parliament: ‘As we have success against ISIS on the ground in Iraq and Syria, they are moving funds out of Iraq and Syria.

‘There is a real risk of a new influx of funding for terrorism.

‘We need to be conscious of that and we need to work together to see what we can do about it.’

Last month, a UN report said that IS was continuing to send remittances abroad – often small sums, making them difficult to detect – as part of a bid to step up its international efforts ‘as demonstrated by the higher pace of attacks in Europe.’

The report said funding sources were still based on oil profits and the imposition of taxes on local populations in the areas under its control.

However, it said the financial situation of the IS ‘core continues to deteriorate,’ mainly due to military pressure on the group.

In the last two or three years, EU member states have been hit by an increasing number of attacks claimed by IS which have taken place in Spain, Britain, France, Belgium, and Germany.

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6 thoughts on “ISIS is planning a wave of attacks against Western targets to boost morale following defeats in Syria and Iraq, intelligence official warns

  1. Hey! Don’t forget about us here in the US. There are many here that can’t wait to handle that shit.

  2. So, the Mossad are going to do some more fake-em-ups, then? Or are they going to try to kill some real people this time around?

    “Mr Talabany believes the ISIS leader is hiding out in the desert somewhere near the border between Syria and Iraq.”

    Nope. Pretty sure he’s in Tel Aviv, issuing orders over a radio or something.
    Mr. Talabany? Somebody should tell the Jews that their Arab name-generating algorithm is screwing up again.
    It changed an i to an a, tacked on a y and slapped a Mr. in front of it.

  3. “An intelligence official has warned the terror group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to be alive and plotting his next evil move.”

    At the behest of Mossad/CIA.

    ISIS never leaves home without ’em.

  4. One day, someone armed is going to ‘cap one of these ”ISIS terrorists”, and lo and behold, pull the balaclava to reveal a Jew – who moments before being splattered was shouting ”Allahu Akbar!”

  5. Please be in Alabama…… The people here will war over any reason… As long as it’s”patriotic”……

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