IS insurgency even after losing caliphate they reverted to what it was before 2014 conquests. According to analysts these Islamic state groups now have a shadowy insurgent network that targets civilian populations.
Analysts told that they attacked civilians with guerrilla-style attacks and exploits state weaknesses in order to incite sectarian conflict.
In Iraq and Syria, they attacked town or villages and hardly a week goes by without attack. These groups kept the opponent on edge even when fights against the United States.
Hisham al-Hashimi an IS expert says, this group is now operating like it was active in 2010 before rising in Iraq. They also seized Iraq’s biggest cities, Mosul and city of Raqqa in Syria and declared an Islamic caliphate area.
According to Al-Hashimi, these insurgent groups are the world’s dangerous group. They are trying to prove that even after losing its territorial hold they can still strike.
Although IS may never be able to recreate the hold it once had, they are trying to secure on to new territory. After the collapse of the caliphate, they attacked a southern city of Swedia. In late July IS fighters attacked Syria, nearby villages and kidnapped about 30 people and gunned down 200 people.
Their surprized attack also shooked the community that stayed on the sidelines of Syria’s seven-year civil war. According to reports, last month IS fighters attacked northern Iraqi village of Gharib, killed three villagers and nine get injured.
As local officials and police work for the state so group targetting them and also attacked different villages of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk province.
According to Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul this week forces did the operation in the western province of Anbar and take out IS sleeper cells.
After recent clashes in the Syrian village of Sousah about two dozen fighters on both sides dead. IS fighters took sandstorm advantage and attacked SDF positions. According to the United Nations report IS has up to 30,000 members between Syria and Iraq.