Both of my articles this week have to do with ISIS. One article has to due with the fact that ISIS is gaining support from the Taliban. The Taliban send out a formal statement stating that they support them and in their efforts of creating this Islamic State. This is part of the statement,”Oh our brothers, we are proud of you in your victories. We are with you in your happiness and your sorrow, In these troubled days, we call for your patience and stability, especially now that all your enemies are united against you. Please put all your rivalries behind you. All Muslims in the world have great expectations of you… we are with you, we will provide you with fighters and with every possible support.” (Al Jazeera) This is a bit scary in the fact these are two of the largest threats the U.S. has, so both of these groups together can have unexpected consequences. The other article is from BuzzFeed and it states that ISIS has invade the Syria’s Kurdish city of Kobani. This city is located between Turkey and Syria. ISIS was trying to take control over the are, but Kurdish fighter were trying to prevent this, so fighting erupted between both sides. The encounter came a day later where the Turkish government/lawmakers had stated that “they will do whatever they can against ISIS, which meant actually putting “boots in the ground” or military forces. The article state that around 150,000 people have fled the city in just two weeks and the approximately 4,000 refugees have fled the city on Wednesday. Both of these articles are about how ISIS is affect the world and the region around them. With the support of the Taliban, ISIS is becoming a bigger threat to the Middle East and to the Western World. And as we can see in the article of BuzzFeed, the efforts against ISIS have become more extreme as well as these countries in the Middle East have to work together against this group, ISIS.
Video of forces fighting against ISIS: