Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What Does ISIS Want?

Tomorrow the representatives of the Syrian regime and political opposition are due to meet at Geneva II conference in Switzerland. The aim of the UN-brokered meeting is to agree on measures including a ceasefire, prisoner release and transitional government.

The situation on the ground in Syria, however, threatens to derails talks. The opposition is factional and includes terrorist group ISIS, the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria. The Economist had posted a brief description of the group online. To read the article, please click here.

File photo: ISIS fighters in Syria (AP/The Economist)

1 comment:

Mark Pyruz said...

Glaring error in the piece. The Jihadi armed group element was there from get-go in the Syrian conflict. The folks at MI6 were certainly aware of it.

What does ISIS want? A much clearer and candid perspective from way back in 2011, from an intelligence expert: