Analysis: Month of Terror During Ramadan Shows ISIS's New Phase

July 6, 2016 1:24 PM

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Analysis: Month of Terror During Ramadan Shows ISIS's New Phase

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Muslims around the world on Wednesday were celebrating Eid, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. But this year, the end of the month of fasting brings special relief because ISIS turned Ramadan — a time of prayer, charity and self-restraint — into a month of terror.

But was the wave of attacks — from Turkey to Bangladesh, Baghdad to Medina — a sign of ISIS strength or weakness? The answer may be a bit of both.

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