Resiliency, ambition and tactical advantage mark first year of ISIS advance, analysts say -iPolitics


ISIS, one year later…

“In the 12 months since, more than 3,000 people in Syria alone have died at the hands of the militants and more than 60 nations have so far had limited success in trying to rein in the group’s influence, in Iraq, Syria and beyond. While Western leaders insist the coalition’s military campaign against ISIS is working, the past year has been marked by surprising displays of resilience and undeterred ambition by the group — and if anything, have shown that traditional models for understanding jihadist terrorism need to be thrown out the window, say experts.”