ISIL takes body blows in Iraq while affiliates grow elsewhere

April 21, 2015 9:02 PM

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Even as the Islamic State takes body blows in Iraq from a U.S.-led coalition, the extremist group's arms are extending elsewhere around the world.

Aided by slick propaganda videos, the group, headquartered in Syria, has attracted affiliates in Egypt, Libya, Nigeria and Afghanistan — plus recruits and lone-wolf terror plotters from Western locales as far apart as Minneapolis, France and Australia.

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