In­ter­na­tional mil­i­tary coali­tion and hu­man­i­tar­ian support

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Saadula Aqrawi

A broad coali­tion with many coun­tries to take on this ter­ror­ist struc­ture of IS, which is an un­ac­cept­able evil power by all stan­dards any­where in the world, has been es­tab­lished. Led by the US, which has con­ducted more than 150 air strikes un­til now, some 40 coun­tries have agreed to be a part of the coali­tion. How­ever, those coun­tries and their roles have not yet been dis­closed.

Any US and in­ter­na­tional of­fen­sive on ISIS would not in­clude for­eign troops on the ground. The U.S. will use prox­ies such as the Iraqi army as well as mod­er­ate op­po­si­tion in Syria to wage the war against the ter­ror­ists. The coali­tion will have a mul­ti­pronged ap­proach in­clud­ing shar­ing in­tel­li­gence, iden­ti­fy­ing and cut­ting funds to IS, as well as air strikes. The in­ter­na­tional coali­tion helped Iraqi lead­ers to es­tab­lish an in­clu­sive gov­ern­ment; how­ever, Syria re­mains to be dealt with as it is still the source of con­cern for the se­cu­rity of the whole re­gion. This has been ex­ac­er­bated by the pres­ence of IS.

The plan would in­clude airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but the Syr­ian Pres­i­dent As­sad will not be part of the cam­paign as he has lost le­git­i­macy of be­ing the leader of his coun­try be­cause he has com­mit­ted atroc­i­ties against his own peo­ple. The in­ter­na­tional coali­tion will re­quire sol­diers on the ground. The Pesh­merga forces and the Iraqi army would be de­ployed to re­gain con­trol over the lib­er­ated ar­eas from the hands of the IS.

U.S. Coali­tion would need Sunni states to help, in­clud­ing Saudi Ara­bia, Jor­dan, the United Arab Emi­rates and Turkey. The U.S. has so far been fo­cused on as­sess­ing the sit­u­a­tion on the ground, and en­sured the se­cu­rity of Amer­i­can fa­cil­i­ties and per­son­nel in Iraq as well as other strate­gic struc­tures. The US needs to de­velop a mod­er­ate Sunni op­po­si­tion that can con­trol ter­ri­tory and can be co­op­er­a­tive. The ISIS mil­i­tants have the ca­pa­bil­ity to con­duct ter­ror­ist at­tacks in the U.S. and Euro­pean coun­tries if al­lowed to grow freely. How­ever, cur­rently it lacks ca­pa­bil­ity to launch such cam­paigns. Un­de­feated, the IS can evolve into a di­rect threat to the world com­mu­nity as well. Mean­while, Kur­dis­tan is in dire need of hu­man­i­tar­ian help due to the tremen­dous num­ber of the IDP. Un­til now, the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity has been quite re­spon­sive in this re­gard. Thou­sands of tons of food and other nec­es­sary daily ar­ti­cles have been trans­ported to the Kur­dis­tan air­ports to later be dis­trib­uted among the dis­placed peo­ple. It seems that the in­ter­na­tional plan is to help refugees and later to erad­i­cate the evil power of the ISIS once for all.

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