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Islamic State is making its threats a reality

The downing of the Russian airliner shows its potential to cause havoc on a global scale

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

When the creation of a new caliphate was announced last year, who but the small band of his followers took seriously its leader’s prediction of imminent regional and eventual global dominance? It straddled the northern parts of Syria and Iraq, two countries already torn apart by civil war and sectarian hatreds.

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