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January 1, US Warns ISIS Attacks Will ‘Ramp Up’ This Summer



Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, warned that ISIS terror attacks will likely “ramp up” this summer.

“The Taliban is attempting to maintain pressure on ISIS. They’re finding it difficult to do so,” McKenzie told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

In recent months, ISIS has carried out “some high-profile attacks in Afghanistan,” McKenzie said.

“We’re coming out of the winter; traditionally this would now begin the fighting season,” he added. “It is my expectation that ISIS attacks will ramp up in Afghanistan as we go into the summer.”

McKenzie doesn’t believe that the Taliban will stop al Qaeda from being active, as “they’re much less firm on the al Qaeda issue as far as opposing them and being able to limit them.”


CENTCOM commander: ISIS attacks will ‘ramp up’ in summer as Taliban struggles to keep them at bay

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