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Why Is Islamic State So Hard to Beat?

Islamic State extremists have been bombed, strafed, derided and pushed back, yet they fight on. “For ISIS, in very plain English, they don’t give a s--- (don't care),” said Cyril Widdershoven, a Middle East and North Africa security specialist based in the Netherlands. With a fighting force of anywhere between 25,000 to 60,000, Islamic State militants control millions of people, thousands of square kilometers of land, and terrorize the world. More than 9,000 punishing...

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