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After the fall of Baghuz, the Islamic State’s last holdout in Syria near the Iraqi border, what remained of the group’s fighters dispersed throughout the region, starting what American officials now say will be an enduring insurgency.
The area has seen repeated attacks over the past two years, and the police who lived in the village had received warnings to leave their job. Most, like Alaa Ameen Mohammad Al-Majmai, the beheaded officer, worked for the security forces because there are few jobs other than farming, which is seasonal, and occasional construction work.
A recent United Nations assessment reached the same conclusion, saying that family members living at Al Hol “may come to pose a threat if they are not dealt with appropriately.”
The Islamic State is well equipped, the officials said, though its leadership is mostly fractured, leaving most cells without guidance from higher-ranking commanders. Also gone is the Islamic State’s heyday, when the group could mass produce roadside bombs, munitions and homemade weapons.
A particularly brutal episode of the kind not seen since the Islamic State was in control of territory in northern Iraq occurred in early August when armed men claiming ISIS allegiance held a public beheading of a policeman in a rural village south of the city of Samarra in Salahuddin Province, about two hours north of Baghdad.
Defense officials in the region say the Islamic State is now entrenched in mostly rural territory, fighting in small elements of roughly a dozen fighters and taking advantage of the porous border between Iraq and Syria, along with the informal border between Iraqi Kurdistan and the rest of the country, where security forces are spread thin and responsibilities for public safety are sometimes disputed.
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A new inspector general’s report assessing ISIS activities from April through June concluded the group was “resurging in Syria” and had “solidified its insurgent capabilities in Iraq.”
One significant indicator that points to the Islamic State’s resurgence is the amount of ordnance dropped by American aircraft in Iraq and Syria in recent months. In June, American warplanes dropped 135 bombs and missiles, more than double what they had in May, according to Air Force data.
Five months after its territorial defeat, the Islamic State is conducting guerrilla attacks as defense officials acknowledge that the terrorist group is here to stay.
Isis marijuana
The Conservative leader was among those who voted against legalization — despite having admitted to smoking cannabis when he was young. He made the admission in an interview with Radio-Canada’s “Tout le Monde en Parle.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the move has been “broadly supported” by Canadians — a claim that was beefed up by the massive lines and supply shortages at legal retail stores on Wednesday.
“The Conservative government will take an action plan to protect public safety,” she told Don Martin on CTV Power Play Wednesday.
With files from Rachel Aiello
Instead, he said they’ll scrutinize the rollout of legal pot and go from there.
The Conservatives almost universally either abstained from voting or voted against the cannabis legalization bill, Bill C-45, at third reading in the House. Just one Tory MP supported the bill: Ontario MP Scott Reid.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer isn’t promising to keep cannabis legal if his party wins the 2019 election.
He also pointed to concerns among health experts about the minimum age for consumption and the uncertainty around roadside testing for cannabis-related impairment.
Despite pushback from the Tories, the Liberals are touting pot legalization as a success.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer isn’t promising to keep cannabis legal if his party wins the 2019 election.