Arrests of radicals in Kazakhstan indicates growth in ISIS popularity in Central Asia
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Arrests of radicals in Kazakhstan indicates growth in ISIS popularity in Central Asia

Kazakh authorities have reported the arrests of groups of suspected terrorists in major cities in both August and October of 2016. Examined in light of terror attacks in major cities in the country earlier this year, these developments are indicative of an increase in popularity of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Kazakhstan and the wider Central Asian region. Continue reading