Turkey Has Done What Obama Won’t And Defeated ISIS

  • ISIS has been kicked off of the Syrian-Turkish border by Turkish forces.
  • Without access to the border, ISIS can no longer import supplies or new recruits and they lose their ability to communicate with the outside world. 
  • The recent military action by Turkey is from the creation of  Operation Euphrates Shield, an operation created to stop ISIS after the recent bombing in Turkey.

ISIS is cut off and alone in Syria after Turkey kicked them off their border in just two days of fighting.

According to Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu, “The Turkish border with Syria was cleared Sunday of Daesh terrorists.”

This has already proved to be a major setback for the Islamic State. The Syrian-Turkish border was how the terror group got supplies and new recruits into the country and of major importance for their communication with the outside world. Without contact and reinforcements, their time is clearly limited.

Turkey’s victory comes from the creation of Operation Euphrates Shield, a campaign created last month to kick ISIS off their border and cut the terror group off from the rest of the world. The operation was created after several attacks on Turkish soil, the most notable of recent bombings being at a wedding that left over 60 critically wounded.

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On Saturday, Turkey mobilized tanks and armored vehicles to the Syrian border town of Al-Rai, pushing the fight in its campaign against ISIS, Turkish state media reported.
On Sunday, it was reported that a dozen other villages near the Turkish border were captured by the Free Syrian Army aided by Turkish forces.

The Turkish military has claimed that they have hit over 300 ISIS targets since the creation of Operation Euphrates Shield on August 24th.
The effectiveness of Turkey’s army does bring up questions about why they decided to wait so long in pursuing and stopping ISIS. They had to potential to end the terror regime months ago and possibly prevent some of the global attacks that we have seen. However, the new action and response to ISIS has been a welcomed sight.
Will this finally mark the end of ISIS and their reign of terror and if so what will rise up from the ashes of Syria?

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