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May 23, 2017

Manchester bombing: Isis claims responsibility for concert attack as part of ‘shock and awe’ tactics, analysts say

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Henry Jackson Society

This article originally appeared in The Independent

Isis’ claim it was behind an attack that left at least 22 people dead in Manchester is part of a “shock and awe” strategy to maintain momentum as its territories shrink, analysts have said.

The terrorist group hailed a bomber who targeted children and teenagers as they left an Ariana Grande concert as a “soldier of the caliphate” in a lengthy statement.

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