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"The Next Phase Of Wars And Conflicts In The Middle East" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 9:28 p.m. PST

"With the battles of Mosul and Raqqa dislodging the Islamic State (ISIS) from its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the Syrian civil war becoming a war of attrition, the Middle East's most acute conflicts are evolving fast. But that doesn't mean they will soon be resolved.

ISIS's self-proclaimed caliphate was never a state that could be driven to unconditional surrender, meaning that the battles of Mosul and Raqqa were never going to be decisive, even if they did eliminate ISIS sanctuaries. As ISIS's spread into Libya and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula underscores, there are plenty of loosely controlled areas available to be penetrated.

For now, ISIS has shifted its strategy to planning and inspiring terrorist attacks in the Middle East, Europe, and even Southeast Asia. Its next step could be to destabilise Arab regimes from within—a strategy that cannot be countered by the international coalitions now closing in on Raqqa…"

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2017 2:56 a.m. PST

The next phase? Turkey and Russia start attacking each other's troops in Syria and get the rest of the planet caught up in WW3.

Get Turkey out of Syria!


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