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Irregular Warfare Against Isis / Isil

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Irregular Warfare against ISIS/ISIL Before I commence to identify some of the Irregular Warfare (IW) activities seen in this war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS/ISIL), I would like to briefly define the term Irregular Warfare and describe what ISIS/ISIL really is. Irregular Warfare is described as a violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over the relevant population(s). Irregular Warfare is a deviation from a traditional form of warfare where actors may use non-traditional methods such as guerrilla warfare, terrorism, sabotage, subversion, criminal activities, and insurgency for control of relevant populations. Irregular Warfare is considered as strategically important as a traditional warfare (DODD 3000.07). ISIS/ISIL is an unrecognized state and a Jihadist militant group operating in Iraq and Syria. The group claims religious authority over all Muslims and aspires to a macro state, which includes many countries in the Middle East: Cyprus, Jordan, Kuwait, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, and part of Syria. ISIS is known for its uncompromising interpretation of Islam. The group is responsible for brutal violence against Shia Muslims and Christians. They started an attack against the Iraqi government forces in June of 2014 and many mercenaries joined the group. ISIS has gain great popularity since last year and has become a big threat to the whole world. The group was
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