The AP quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani on the growing strength of ISIS:

Faysal Itani, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council, said it has become more difficult for IS to make substantial territorial progress, but the group still does not face any significant challenge to its rule in its strongholds.

“ISIS continues to build support among tribal groups, and attract fighters defecting from other insurgent groups,” he said.

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