This happens after ISIS has already taken control of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. ISIS is “sort of a hybrid of not just the terrorist network, but one with territorial ambitions, and some of the strategy and tactics of an army,” Obama defined this new enemy against which an international coalition is constituted. U.S airstrikes hit targets in the northern and eastern Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Raqqa, Hassakeh and Deir el-Zour. The goal was to wipe out the group’s oil, weapons and military facilities. Bombings from U.S haven’t stopped ISIS from advancing toward Turkey.The self-declared capital is at Raqqa. On the other part, ISIS heads declared they are prepared for the U.S. airdtrikes and are not too much affected. At least 224 airstrikes in Iraq and 51 airstrikes in Syria were conducted. Moste of the were appreciated as a success.
The only big problem it’s that at least for the instant the ISIS militants gruop has more resources . Their number is estimated now at 40,000.