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ISIS' Intelligence Service Refuses to Die

| Nov. 22, 2017

Why the Emni Isn't Going Away

In the darkness of a Mosul safe house in which ten Iraqi soldiers slept, bluish light still emanated from the mobile devices of two intelligence officers busy locating suicide cars, IEDs, and Islamic State (ISIS) bases, and tracking down the names of ISIS members. Providing that information were civilians deep in ISIS territory. On the other side of the battle, the same process was happening in reverse. And those operations were, in many ways, far more sophisticated. Even now that the terrorist organization is disintegrating, its intelligence bureau still presents a major challenge....

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For Academic Citation: Mironova, Vera, Ekaterina Sergatskova and Karam Alhamad.“ISIS' Intelligence Service Refuses to Die.” Foreign Affairs, November 22, 2017.

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