Islamic State: Challenges and Basic Policies. Part I

 

ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) is too ambitious, aggressive and multi-dimensional to give up at the first sign of trouble. The question is how it will react to challenges and what policy it will pursue.

 

Recently, soothing articles started appearing in the Western media that the Islamic State (Organization banned in Russia) terrorist organization is in crisis. Let us take a look at what might really be symptoms of an unfolding crisis.

1) ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) units are increasingly forced to shoot their own fighters frightened by the horrors of ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) policy and seeking to defect.


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The Caliphate and the Capitol: Choosing the strategy. Part 2

 

The Islamic state (Organization banned in Russia) is being quick in creating an image of enemy necessary to waging the war, as well. In the fall of 2014, the main objects of ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) attention, Russia and Syria, were determined.


 

In the previous article we raised the question of how exactly ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) (or “Islamic state” (Organization banned in Russia)) functions, what their goals and objectives are. This question requires ever-greater certainty.

Today it is not enough to say that on the territory claimed by the armed insurgents (i.e., in Iraq and Syria) a Caliphatist quasi-state formation is being created.

Nor is it enough to emphasize that ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) today is a theocratic quasi-state, which is urgently creating all its life support systems (management, financial bodies, power structures, legislative, judicial and executive branches of power, taxation system).


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Residents of terrorist-controlled Raqqa revolt against radical Islamists

06.03.2016, Raqqa.

Residents of Syrian Raqqa – the “capital” of the fascist terrorist organization ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) – have revolted against the militants and put out Syrian state flags in several city blocks, Sputnik news agency reports citing witnesses.


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Kadyrov: Chechen volunteers track down terrorist leaders on the ground in Syria

03.03.2016, Russia.

Up to 300 people of Chechen descent might be members of various groups in Syria and Iraq, including Russian citizens and residents of Europe, according to the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. Not all of them are members of ISIL (Organization banned in Russia). “We are interested in those who fight in the ranks of the ‘Iblis State’ “, Kadyrov’s public affairs office cites his words.


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