Kurds News: How was ISIS defeated?
- Well, we are America! When a foreign power is locked in a fight with the US, the odds are heavily stacked against them.
- The Peshmerga (Kurdish military personnel) or Kurds fight like hell! The victory over ISIS only became reality with the Kurds’ fierce offensive against ISIS in both northern Iraq as well as in Syria.
- The massive air power of the United States Air Force unleashed so much hell on ISIS that their battlefield strategy on the ground become almost nonexistent. Furthermore, their supply lines were destroyed repetitively.
- The Department of Defense asked the president for a limited number of US troops on the ground to help the Kurds as advisers. He obliged, and approximately 2,000 Marines and Army Special Forces aided in creating a clear path to victory.
- Russian troops as well as the Syrian military forces loyal to Assad also put pressure on the ISIS fighters, especially in Syria.