Since taking office, Joe Biden has been working hard to revive things that Trump killed off, such as The Paris Accord, Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. Iran nuclear deal, energy independence, and ISIS. Before he left office, President Trump took all of ISIS’ territory away. But since the true President left office, there is nothing to stop ISIS from rebuilding, and from all accounts, they have made some huge gains.
The New York Times reported:
“The evidence of a resurgence of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is mounting by the day, nearly three years after the militants lost the last patch of territory of their so-called caliphate, which once stretched across vast parts of the two countries. The fact that ISIS was able to mount these coordinated and sophisticated attacks in recent days shows that what had been believed to be disparate sleeper cells are re-emerging as a more serious threat.”
Kawa Hassan, Middle East and North Africa director at the Stimson Center said:
“It’s a wake-up call for regional players, for national players, that ISIS is not over, that the fight is not over. It shows the resilience of ISIS to strike back at the time and place of their choosing.”
The Times cited several recent incidents that have happened in the region, including a massive attack attempting to free ISIS prisoners in Syria, attacks on military forces in Iraq, and a reemergence of gruesome beheading videos.
The report noted that the U.S. military and its allies engaged ISIS at the largest level in three years this week after the terrorists attacked the prison in Syria and tried to free other ISIS terrorists. The report said that while ISIS was making other attacks in Syria, it also launched a major attack against an Iraqi Army base late at night, killing 10 soldiers.
“The attack raised fears that some of the same conditions in Iraq that allowed for ISIS’s rise in 2014 were now making room for it to reconstitute,” the report added. “The attacks in Iraq, conducted by ISIS sleeper cells in remote mountain and desert areas, have highlighted a lack of coordination between Iraqi government forces and the Peshmerga, Kurdish forces of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Many of the attacks take place in disputed territory claimed by both the Iraqi Kurdish government and the central government.”