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So I decided to start this topic to post updates on the war against ISIS. While ISIS has terrorist cells in many Muslim countries around the world: Afghanistan, Libya, Indonesia, etc... It's territory is spread over Syria and Iraq. Most of this territory is desert but in that desert there are many oil wells and gas extraction facilities. ISIS are still selling oil to fund their war efforts and Caliphate, but now they are being pummelled on that front. ISIS is a quasi-government inside a quasi-country. It imposes an extremely strict Sharia law based on the extremes of the Wahhabi ideology. Non-believers must convert to Islam or be either exiled or killed, anyone being homosexual or suspected of homosexuality is executed- no questions asked. Rape and massacres are common-place, Christians are hunted, killed or chased out of their homes. ISIS fight with mercenaries, jihadis who come from around the world, suicide bombers, ATGMs (Anti-tank Guided Missile), VBIED (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices), tanks, mortars, mines, hell-cannons and jeeps/humvees fitted out with machine guns, AA-guns and other turrets. Various Jihadi groups (known as Jihadists) such as Al-Nursa and Al-Qaeda sometimes coordinate with ISIS, but it should be noted that ISIS are not the only extremist Jihadi/Islamic faction in Syria and Iraq. This fight against ISIS and the Jihadists is really a Muslim world war, it could be said to have started during the Arab Spring in 2011. Since then many millions of people have been displaced from their homes, probably million are dead already. ISIS are losing the fight and the best comparison would be Germany 1944- losing ground on all fronts. I think in a year or two the ISIS caliphate will be no more. /// Anyway here are some videos- R&U Videos is a youtube channel which keeps a track of the various fighting in Syria and Iraq. Please note anything in the spoilers is where viewer discretion is advised. 1. The Iraqi assault on Western Mosul. 2. Jihadists on the offensive. 3. Jihadist boobie traps and IEDs left behind in East Aleppo. 4. Syrian ghost towns.
This keeps getting hotter. This brouhaha has been on for over two years now, and it seems to be getting broader attention. The Israelis claim self-defence but is it really? There are too many toys in the middle east thanks to the "super powers" past and present. A plague on all their houses.
Cross border incursion? If true, a new force has entered the picture in an act of war. Hezbollah is a member of the Lebanese coalition government, so things are heating up in the eastern Med even more. Man's inhumanity to man is getting a thorough workout.