Testimonies from defectors who once waged jihad in the Lake Chad basin shed new light on the impact and workings of the “caliphate” south of the Sahara.
- Vincent Foucher
After the dramatic collapse of the Islamic State (ISIS) “caliphate” in 2017, officials and observers are debating whether renewed attacks by ISIS in Iraq signal a resurgence there.
What seems undeniable, though, is that the fortunes of ISIS-linked militants in sub-Saharan Africa are rising.
The ISIS franchise in the has expanded significantly, confounding the…