July 8, 2014
Al-Baghdadi: The Terrorist Nation Builder
Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast
The Associated Press
In much the same way some Western officials and Maliki’s government underestimated al Baghdadi’s military capability in the run-up to his stunning jihadist blitz, so, too, they’ve underrated his group’s competence piecing together the complex functions of civil administration.
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