Global Coalition Now Determined to Crush The Terrorists
Unrelenting in its commitment to end the surge of global extremism, the United States of America expressed its determination to destroy the Daesh terrorist group.
In an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation with John Dickerson, Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIL said the US is at war with the terrorist group.
“It’s a war that we’re not going to relent until we destroy this barbaric terrorist organization.” – Mr. McGurk
However, Mr. McGurk also highlighted that it’s not just the United States that’s at war with Daesh, it has to be the entire international community.
Daesh vs International Community
According to Mr. McGurk, the coalition that has 65 members are coordinating across multiple lines of effort, cutting off the finances, and contesting them militarily on the ground.
The recent move by the U.N. Security Council on passing the historic resolution, in solidarity with the French, signifies a global effort to destroy ISIS and the recognition of the group as an unprecedented global threat.
So, as a member of the coalition, Mr. McGurk is calling the members to work together, and they are going to do all that they can to take back territory, to kill the leaders, to cut off the finances, and also to destroy the global networks that are feeding foreign fighters into Syria.
“Well, those of us working on this, we’re not going to be satisfied until we have destroyed this organization. Make no mistake.” – Mr. McGurk
US Anti-Terrorism In Iraq and Syria
According to Mr. McGurk, the United States of America is working on a multiple-pressure strategy across what they call the core of Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
“But we’re going to do two things; we’re going to pressure them and strangle them in the core and that means all around Iraq and Syria.” – Mr. McGurk
He explained that it is simultaneous pressure in Iraq and Syria. Also, by suffocating and strangling them in the core, the coalition are also going to work to strangle their international networks.
According to Mr. McGurk, there are 30,000 foreign fighters from 100 countries around the world which is almost twice as many that went into Afghanistan in the ’80s.
“So, we have to work as a global community.” – Mr. McGurk
He added that 34 countries have now broken up foreign fighter plots. And that it is crucial for the global coalition to share the information to take down the networks at a single time.
Daesh Terror In Iraq
The fighters belong to the Islamic jihadist groups.
The terroristic moves were not something new for the group, known for its insurgency operations in Nineveh and other provinces.
Mosul was the second city to be seized by the militants in 2014. The Iraqi government lost control of Fallujah earlier in 2014.
At the time aggression raged in Mosul, the International Organization for Migration estimated the number of people displaced by violence in Mosul and surrounding areas of Ninewa Governorate reached 500,000.
Daesh still appears to receive funding from oil revenue and wealthy donors in the Arab Gulf states.
In August 2014, Assyrians in the US were reporting that Daesh was killing their families and friends in Iraq. WGN TV in Chicago reported that “The largest group of Iraqi Christians outside of Iraq lives in Chicago.”