In April 2013, the formation of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) was unveiled. In June 2014 an Islamic caliphate and the group Islamic State was announced. In January 2015, 20,000 foreigners were reported to have joined Isil ranks. However, recent air strikes and increasing pressure on the group have disrupted this proliferation. As these continue, will Isil become increasingly desperate?
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