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REPORT: ISIS "Growing Like Crazy"

Free Beacon has the story via NBC News:

Despite recent developments with Turkey allowing the U.S. to conduct strikes from their bases, the radical Islamic caliphate is showing strong resistance, and their numbers continue to multiply.

“To quote one U.S. official, ISIS’s international branches are growing like crazy,” Engel said on Meet the Press. “ISIS has spread rapidly across north and west Africa, Arabia, Afghanistan, even into the far east. ISIS has expanded far more quickly and extensively than al Qaeda ever did.”

Engel noted the struggles of training the Iraqi army, training Syrian rebels and the inability of air strikes to make a significant dent in IS numbers.

Obama originally referred to the group as the “JV team” and downplayed their threat to Americans.

I’ll just leave things be with that last line.