The Junior Varsity that is Daesh is actively training with two other junior varsity teams at camps in Mauritania, nation of the western Sahel region of Africa. Those other two scrub teams are al Qaeda and Boko Haram.
At least 80 trainees, recruits from the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe, including France, are known to be training at the camps[.]
US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapsed as the country descends into chaos, according to US and Yemeni officials.
Operations against militants have been scaled back dramatically amid the fall of the American-backed government and the evacuation of US personnel. What had been consistent pressure on Yemen’s dangerous Al Qaeda affiliate has been relieved, the officials say, and a safe haven exists for the development of an offshoot of the Islamic State group.
Al Qaeda is on the run, all right.
It’s too bad our President, the nominal leader of the free world, isn’t even any good at trash talking.