When terrorist suffer big losses or loss of territory, it frees resources for asymmetrical attacks.
Al Qaida "The Base", detected but never eradicated. The WOT focus on figureheads, allowed unhindered growth of the international funding and support network for affiliates outside the Middle East. "Think Global Act Local"
More attacks are planned by AQ affiliates (and offshoots) against the US, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Australia and in the EU, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria and the UK. (Threat Map)
Imminent threats and incidents in western Europe will raise national alert levels in the first quarter of 2017.
African terror groups like Boko Haram and al Shabab are Al Qaeda Strategy with Capabilities in the African Diaspora in the west.