A fast-spreading disease: New map shows ISIS has become a truly global terror group, with outposts as far as Mali and the Philippines

Daily Mail

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A new map of the Islamic State shows the group is growing at an unfathomable pace and is no longer just a problem for the Middle East.

The map, a classified White House document obtained by NBC News, shows the terror group’s core countries, official branches and aspiring branches as of this month.

When the U.S. first started coordinating attacks against the group in 2014, ISIS was just a fledgling group with about seven nations where its affiliates were operating out of – but most of the fighters were concentrated in Syria and Iraq.