As ISIS continues to lose territory in Iraq and Syria the organization is redoubling its efforts in Europe and abroad. As demonstrated by the attacks in Belgium and France, as well as continued attacks by ISIS in Turkey, this lose of territory may mean ISIS is being becoming an even greater threat to the United States.
However, ISIS documents recently obtained by CNN show those European attacks were originally planned to be much more extensive. The documents also demonstrate the elaborate and well-planned operations of ISIS in Europe.
As the United States and its allies make a concerted effort to take away ISIS territory and to “defeat” ISIS, these documents show just how feckless such a plan may be.