ISIS expanding ‘international footprint’ with affiliates in more countries, officials warn

February 5, 2015 11:38 PM

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ISIS expanding ‘international footprint’ with affiliates in more countries, officials warn

The Islamic State, despite being driven by Kurdish fighters from its one-time Syrian stronghold in Kobani last week, nevertheless is extending its reach well beyond Iraq and Syria, military officials and analysts warn -- represented, by some estimates, in nearly a dozen countries.

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, delivered a grim assessment earlier this week in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee, as he described how the group was surfacing in North Africa.

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