People watch as smokes rises from the town of Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab, on October 26, 2014, at the Turkish border near the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province. AFP PHOTO/Bulent Kilic
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ISIS militants will be able to mount operations in Iraq "for the foreseeable future" despite U.S.-led airstrikes and efforts by Iraqi security forces to regain territory, Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency said.German intelligence also sounded the alarm about a rising number of Islamist militants inside Germany ready to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria and warned of an increased risk of violent clashes on German streets between rival radical groups. In a statement on Tuesday, BND said ISIS was still able to operate successfully in the western Iraqi province of Anbar and outside Baghdad and was working to convince more Iraqi Sunnis to turn against the U.S.-led coalition fighting against it.Assad's forces have largely turned their backs on Syria's sparsely populated east, allowing ISIS to expand there, it added.
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