- Politics and Social Issues
IS strikes Kurdish HQ
In the wake of all the IS related attacks whether their lone wolf inspired by IS or actual individuals or groups working with IS that have happened in Europe a seemingly unstoppable flood of assaults the latest one the attack on the priest in northern France now comes news of an IS attack on Kurdish headquarters.
A truck bomb slammed into a Kurdish headquarters exploding and killing 45 and Syrian television showed the aftermath of the attack. The attack happened in the Hassakeh Province near the Turkish border.
IS have carried out bomb attacks in the area before and it seems that although IS may be on the back foot on the battlefield they are still able to hit out at their enemies whether in Iraq or Syria or even in Europe.
The Kurds have been the major force that have fought back against the Islamic State expansion but they have paid heavy for their defiance but now backed by the Coalition they have hit back hard against the Islamic State.
IS have been losing ground to not only the Kurds but the Iraqi army and Iranian forces plus being hit from the air by US, UK and other allies including Arab countries. However as has been proved by the this truck bombing and the events in Europe IS still has the ability to hit its enemies where it hurts and cause damage and carnage on a small or grand scale.
IS it seems either in line with their idea of a world caliphate or because of their losing ground in Syria and Iraq have started branching out in Libya, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
That is born out in the attack in Kabul on protesters which IS claimed responsibility for and this has brought them into conflict with the Taliban who condemned the attack but they can hardly claim any goodness out of this as they themselves have launched attacks in Kabul in similar circumstances.
It seems IS will be a dangerous and unpredictable enemy for some time to come.