Activating the Sleepers Islamic State Adopts a New Strategy in Europe

Last week's attacks in Brussels show that Islamic State has built up a sophisticated network of terrorists that goes well beyond al-Qaida's capabilities. It is now able to strike using sleepers who have not yet been identified by security officials.
A photograph published by the media branch of Islamic State in Iraq's Anbar Province purports to show a French fighter with the terrorist organization.

A photograph published by the media branch of Islamic State in Iraq's Anbar Province purports to show a French fighter with the terrorist organization.

Foto: AFP PHOTO/Ho/Welayat aL-Anbar