Islamic State Gains Foothold in Ebola-Stricken Congo

Friday, May 3, 2019
By Paul Martin

2 May 2019

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadis have made inroads with Islamic terrorists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the central African country reels from a worsening Ebola virus outbreak, which has already infected and killed hundreds, Fox News reported this week.

Referring to the first attack in the DRC, claimed by ISIS on April 18, Fox News noted:

The attack in Congo coincides with the recent terrorist attack in Sri Lanka as ISIS seem to be on the rise. The highly coordinated Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, which so far claimed the lives of 253 people, was the worst terrorist attack since 9/11.

“What ISIS looks to accomplish through its claim of the attack in the DRC and Sri Lanka is generating the perception of a global insurgency,” Sim Tack, Global Analyst at Stratfor, told Fox News.

The attacks are a testament to the lingering threat posed by ISIS despite the fall of its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

U.S. military and intelligence officials predicted that ISIS would continue to represent a deadly menace even after it loses its territory.

Backed by the U.S.-led coalition, local fighters continue to fight the remnants of the jihadi organization in the Middle East.

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has acknowledged that ISIS has established branches in nearly every corner of the world.

Using U.S. government and independent assessments, Breitbart News determined that thousands of ISIS supporters remain dispersed across the globe, outside their once primary stronghold that spawned across swathes of Iraq and Syria.

ISIS has capitalized on chaos to entrench itself in several countries, including disease-plagued Yemen.

As if dealing with the deadly Ebola virus is not severe enough, Fox News noted on Wednesday that ISIS is now terrorizing the Congolese public.

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