“This is not America’s fight alone,” President Obama stated during his speech on the Syrian Crisis at the White House on September 23. ISIS is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that has captured American prisoners and Middle Eastern people www.cnn.com reported.
ISIS had taken hostage and beheaded Americans Steven Sotloff and James Foley by “Jihadi John” a yet unidentified ISIS executioner from England who inherited this nickname www.nydailynews.com stated.
A set of allied warplanes and U.S. forces have hit sites near the city of Ayn al-Arab in northern Syria, the scene of terror with ISIS in recent days www.cnn.com reported. Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Iran, and Iraqi Kurdistan are involved with ISIS whether they are against or with this group, also reported CNN.
The US Central Command has shot 13 airstrikes targeted on 12 oil refineries held by ISIS located in a remote city in Syria near Al Mayadin www.businessinsider.com reported.
ISIS’ leader, Muhsin al-Fadhli was also close with Osama Bin Laden in the 9/11 attacks www.cbsnews.com reported. “He is what I consider to be a core Al-Qaeda member,” stated Katherine Zimmerman, senior analyst at the American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threat Project reported The Washington Post,”He was within that inner circle,” she added.
ISIS started in 2004 as Al-Qaeda and then transitioned to ISIS and is known as the wealthiest terrorist group in the world since they have taken control of hundreds of oil wells in Syria. “We are still assessing the outcome of the attack on the refineries, but have initial indications that the strikes were successful,” Central Command said in a statement as reported www.theguardian.com.