“The attacks suggest that ISIS is being forced into ‘mainstream’ terrorism long before it had planned to and a terrible meeting of the minds between Al Qaeda and ISIS.”

Source: www.thenational.ae

This is more ‘instant analysis’ so take the conclusions with a grain of salt, but the idea that the strategic aims of ISIS (a.k.a.-IS, ISIL) and Al-Qaeda are starting to align is worth investing.  

Tags:  political, terrorism, conflict, geopolitics.