The recent air strikes against the ISIS terror group in the Middle East are being done as a means of preventing this threat from spreading into the United States or any other allied country. There are a number of targets that the United States has gone after including:
- Supply depots
- Training spots
- Areas that ISIS vehicles are located in
- Command centers
The key for the fight has been to help control the growth of ISIS and to weaken many of its resources. This is to ensure that the terror group will not have what it needs in order to fight or to even try and recruit people to join the organization.
However, it will be a challenge to try and figure out not too long from now if the attacks are effective. Still, some stories have suggested that the terror group is not as strong as it used to be but at the same time the threat over what could happen is still active for all to take a look at.
How Many Strikes?
It is estimated that there have been about two hundred air strikes over the area that ISIS is in as of the end of September. In addition, the attacks have been effective enough to where more groups are looking to join the United States in fighting the terror organization. There are more than forty countries that have pledged assistance in taking care of the threat at large so it will not grow.
A vast portion of help is expected to come from NATO. However, it is unclear as to whether other allied countries are going to add their own air strikes in order to take care of the issue in general before it can spread.
ISIS Is Still Active
A big concern over the attacks against ISIS comes from how the attacks have not done too much to keep ISIS from wanting to fight. The group has continued to operate with some ground offenses in Syria and Iraq. However, the weakening of the group thanks to air strikes has made it so the
Kurdish fighters in the area have gotten to take back a few spots in particular. However, it might take months to determine if the campaign is
really going to be all that successful.
The key of the attacks has been to make sure ISIS is unable to try and attack the United States or other allies in the future. Whether or not everything will be truly effective remains to be seen.