Despite rumors of bin Laden's successor's death, the organization remains resilient.
Tore Hamming holds a doctorate in political and social science from the European University Institute and is a nonresident scholar at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College. His research focuses on the Sunni jihadi movement and specifically its internal conflict since 2014. He is currently working on a book that will be published later this year and is engaged in a larger research project on militancy in eastern and southern Africa.
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Since a local insurgent group declared its affiliation with the Islamic State, its attacks have increased in frequency and intensity.
Editor’s Note: When analysts consider how strong al-Qaeda is, much of the discussion concerns the group's relationship with its affiliate organizations in Yemen, the Maghreb, and other areas. Perhaps the most important of these organizations is, or was, its affiliate in Syria.