US defense intelligence chief predicts increased ISIS attacks

February 8, 2016 22:46

WASHINGTON - Islamic State is likely to "increase the pace and lethality" of its transnational attacks, US Defense Intelligence Agency Director Vincent Stewart said on Monday.

Speaking to a security conference, Stewart linked his warning to the extremist movement's establishment of "emerging branches" in Mali, Tunisia, Somalia, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

"And it wouldn't surprise me to see them further extend" operations from the Sinai Peninsula deeper into Egypt, he said.

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