Daesh receives ample funding from central command to pay new fighters triple what the Taliban offers.
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Daesh's (ISIS) mix of a local insurgency and digitally connected global militants gives the group staying power and the means to relaunch its future, from small cells of militants escaping the war zone in Iraq and Syria to those who never went there in the first place. The impending loss of Mosul and Raqqa cuts out the urban heart of its self-proclaimed "caliphate," but the militant organization has built-in plans to endure and has shown a degree of flexibility that will be difficult to counteract.For more than a year, Daesh has acknowledged the possibility of losing the territory that propelled it to the forefront of the global militant movement – and drew thousands of foreign fighters. Daesh's goal since then has been to maintain its local and global support base in the face of overwhelming defeat. The group is unpopular among average Afghans, but shows traction among the young and, most importantly, receives ample funding from Daesh's central command to pay new fighters triple what the Taliban offers – $500 to $600 a month.
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