The surprising reason why ISIS may be lashing out: because it’s losing

‘Some analysts worry that as ISIS suffers battlefield losses, it may shift more of its energy away from the battlefield and into international terror attacks like what happened in Paris. ISIS is losing ground in Syria and IraqOn the ground in Iraq and Syria, ISIS has in fact been stalled and in many places even turned back. According to Will McCants, the head of the Brookings Institution’s Project on US Relations With the Islamic World, ISIS “lost something like 25 percent of their territory” since its peak last summer.By the end of June 2015, ISIS had lost nearly 10 percent of the remaining territory it held at the beginning of the year…’

Source: Vox