Islamic State makes comeback in Iraq with switch to guerrilla tactics

Children hold pictures of their fathers, who were killed by Islamic State militants at Kirkuk road, in Kerbala, Iraq July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) – Months after Iraq declared victory over Islamic State, its fighters are making a comeback with a scatter-gun campaign of kidnap and killing. With its dream of a Caliphate in the Middle East now dead, Islamic State has switched to hit-and-run attacks aimed at undermining the government in Baghdad, according to military, […]

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