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After the big defeat: Here rebuilds the Islamic State

the Islamic State is destroyed, but the group is not beaten.

Such is the assessment from Lars Cramer-Larsen, senior analyst in international security at the Danish Institute for International Studies (Diis), according to The White House on Friday to report that Islamic State no longer has control over territory in Syria.

- The caliphate, which had previously an extent of the size of the Uk, is now destroyed, in the sense that the physical part is over.

- But it will be a fatal fallacy to believe that the Islamic State is defeated, " says Lars Cramer-Larsen.

Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

the Group is already in the process of rebuilding and re-establish itself, which primarily takes place in Iraq, explains Lars Cramer-Larsen.

the Islamic State have according to the american præsidentkontor now lost the last remnant of a small area of land in Baghouz, which is the intake of the amerikanskstøttede militia Syria's Democratic Forces (SDF).

Baghouz-the enclave is situated between the river Euphrates and some ridges on the border to the Iraqi border. And Islamic State advances now focus on the other side of the iraqi border, according to Lars Cramer-Larsen.

- It is an expected defeat, because this has gone this way for a long time. Those who should be responsible for reconstruction, has already left the territory that has been fought for, says senioranalytikeren.

Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
The last fighting in Syria have foreign fremmedkrigere primarily stood for, which has allowed the managers to be in charge of reconstruction in Iraq.

Islamic State recognizes that they are in a phase where the need to rebuild, and they are ready to do it. They call it here the reconstruction of "The Battle of Patience" (patience battle, red.), says Lars Cramer-Larsen.

The eight-year war in Syria has claimed the lives of over 370,000 people life, including 112.000 civilians. It informs the monitoring group The Syrian Observatory for human Rights.

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