Since Obama Airstrikes, Islamic State Has Nearly DOUBLED the Amount of Territory Held in Syria

Since Obama Airstrikes, Islamic State Has Nearly DOUBLED the Amount of Territory Held in Syria

Apparently US Airstrikes are having far from the desired effect in Syria. The maps below show the amount of land, or in other words, control, that ISIS has over areas of Syria both before and after the airstrikes. Shameful, to say the least, that nothing we are doing is seeming to help loosen the death grip ISIS is holding:

All Red Areas indicate full Islamic State Control:
Before Airstrikes:

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And after Airstrikes:

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Failure stalks Obama like it’s his shadow.

Via Daily Beast:
ISIS continues to gain substantial ground in Syria, despite nearly 800 air strikes in the American-led campaign to break ISIS’s grip there.

At least one-third of the country’s territory is now under ISIS influence, with recent gains in rural areas that can serve as a conduit to major cities ISIS hopes to eventually claim as part of its caliphate. Meanwhile, the Islamic extremist group does not appear to have suffered any major ground losses since the strikes began. The result is a net ground gain for ISIS, according to information compiled by two groups with on-the-ground sources.

In Syria, ISIS “has not any lost any key terrain,” Jennifer Cafarella, a fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Institute for the Study of War who studies the Syrian conflict, explained to the Daily Beast.

Even U.S. military officials privately conceded to The Daily Beast that ISIS has gained ground in some areas, even as the Pentagon claims its seized territory elsewhere, largely around the northern city of Kobani. That’s been the focus of the U.S.-led campaign, and ISIS has not been able to take the town, despite its best efforts.

A map developed by the Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS), a Syrian American opposition umbrella group, shows that ISIS has nearly doubled the amount of territory it controls since air strikes began last year.

“Assessing the map, ISIS has almost doubled its territorial control in Syria. But more importantly, the number of people who now live under ISIS control has also increased substantially,” CDS political advisor Mouaz Moustafa said.

Sooooo….you’re telling me that not only has ISIS GAINED ground, that there are even more people under the influence of these heathens? People who are likely to convert, because the choices are convert or die? What a positive message that totally restores my faith in the leadership of this great country. Maybe next we can just give them all our launch codes and some troops to help them further in their quest.

Written By Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie

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