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The Next Front in the U.S. Fight Against ISIS

| May 11, 2017

Countries in North Africa account for some of the largest portions of the nearly 40,000 foreign fighters who have flocked to join Mr. Baghdadi’s murderous cult, as well as the Qaeda affiliate in Syria. Recent worrying trends in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia should make the American government focus on countering the Islamic State’s global expansion and asking: What is the United States’ strategy for ensuring that the current progress in Iraq and Syria is not simply the opening act of a more far-reaching drama involving the Islamic State?

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For Academic Citation: Monaco, Lisa.“The Next Front in the U.S. Fight Against ISIS.” The New York Times, May 11, 2017.