The United States and its European allies have rallied behind them for more than 20 years in the fight against jihadist terrorism. Although at the end of the 20th century the fight against this type of formation was already constant, the West did not have an anti-terrorism law, the origin of which arose as a result of the attacks by Al-Qaeda on the World Trade Center. on September 11, 2001. This attack, the first in US history, was a milestone. The United States of America has been led to double its defense budget in just 4 years, and compared to Washington today, it has invested more in defense in 2022 compared to 2001.
Since then, there have been constant missions against terrorists by the US Army in Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The terrible struggle of the Western society to control the fear of being attacked by these armed groups that attacked under the banner of Jihad, has become a great challenge to governments and aware of the difficulty that entails all the machinery of the defense of the United States. could wait more than 10 years to execute Bin Laden, who was then the most wanted on the planet. Already 12 years after the death of the constitution, he developed the head and divided terrorism into various groups, where there is one that stands out above the rest: Daesh, known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, it. acronym in English).
At its peak between 2011 and 2017, Daesh was at the forefront of the most brutal attacks against European society, such as the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan and Le Carrillon in 2015, the attack in Nice in 2016 and the Rambla in Barcelona in 2017. However, where the jihadist organization claimed the most lives, He was in North Africa and the Middle East region. The violence with which the society was terrorized by ISIS, which saw the exit of the Arab sources as the best model of setting up context, reached its last action in 2019.
The arrest of the heads of the organization, the constant fighting by the Army and the tightening of anti-terrorist laws are the reasons why the action was decided.
Thus, the White House has indicated that until these terrorist formations are completely dismantled, they will not stop their missions. According to the US Central Command (USCENTCOM), the recent actions are a sign that the fight is continuing, and this was confirmed by USCENTCOM commander Michael Korella, who stated, according to Al-Ain reports, that he is in Iraqi prisons. by the “true army”
Although the UN is sitting, according to its most recent report, Daesh is composed of more than 5,000 fighters, associates or sympathizers; Lieutenant General Qais al-Muhammadawi, the deputy commander of the Iraqi Joint Command, confirmed that there would be more than 500 soldiers belonging to the jihadist group. With the separation of the caliphate in 2019 and the loss of power and influence, the order was forced to retreat and live in the Syrian deserts in the provinces of Homs and Deir ez-Zor. At the same time, this Monday the speaker at the White House, John Kirby, announced that the recent repercussion could not change the situation regarding his actions despite the little activity.
He added that according to Joe Biden, the president of the United States of America, about the future plans, if the integrity of the American military was affected, it would be more than a precaution against Iran. Meanwhile, from Syria and Iran, the foreign ministers of both nations declared that the information of the United States was “exaggerated”, that it was “false” and that “the immediate cessation of US action on national soil (Syrian and Iraqi); ..
In February, USCENTCOM announced the completion of all operations against ISIS. The document specifies all missions carried out by US forces and their European allies. In the last 48 missions, there have been 22 deaths and the arrest of 25 Daesh members. It also explains that in the last part of 2022, Daesh claimed responsibility for 72 attacks, while the United States participated in 108 joint attacks and 14 unilateral ones. Meanwhile, the Syrian administration has accused the United States of carrying out many attacks on civilian areas.
In the same conclusions, the US government states that without a real effort and the construction of effective anti-terrorist prisons, Daesh can reduce its forces and exercise terror in society. In Korella’s words, he stated that he was “focused on the final and lasting defeat of Daesh” and added that “if the US action in Syria were to stop, the renewal of the Islamic State would be firm.”
Americas Coordinator: Joseph Anthony Sierra