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Islamic State wages desert-based insurgency in Iraq and Syria

According to a new report released by the Pentagon's inspector general, ISIS has devised a three-part "overarching strategy" for its "desert-based insurgency" in Iraq and Syria. The three parts are: "sahara" (desert), "sahwat" (meaning awakenings -- a derogatory reference to any Sunni Muslims who oppose the group), and "sawlat" ("hit-and-run operations"). Read more →