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Condemned to repeat it

SHAFAQNA PAKISTAN (Shia News Agency)-Daesh

Is history repeating itself? Apparently no one learned any lesson from the emergence and strengthening of al Qaeda in Iraq as an aftermath of the US invasion during the last decade. Similarly, the Syrian civil war and Iraqi leaders’ myopic polices gave birth to another terror monster — Daesh, which is now controlling large swathes of land in these countries. Now, we can see Daesh emerging victorious after the present conflict in Yemen wherein allied forces have concentrated on demolishing and dismantling the Houthis’ infrastructure. Daesh has availed this opportunity not only to expand its presence in Syria and Iraq but has also strengthened its foothold in Yemen. With the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC’s) present focus on checking the Houthis’ advances in Yemen, Daesh and other terrorist groups such as al Qaeda-affiliated al Nusra Front are finding this diversion helpful to expand without making much noise.

The aim of Daesh is to divide the region on sectarian lines while doing away with the present borders to establish a ‘Caliphate’. They have found their dream coming true in Iraq and Syria. After successfully establishing a base in Iraq, they will continue their march into the countries neighbouring their Caliphate. That is in line with the expansion of kingdoms and empires during medieval times as the concept of nations and states was non-existent in that period.

We are already living in a volatile region. Adding a sectarian dimension to create new realities is not in favour of anyone, no matter whether it is any regional or super power. It is time for GCC, western and other regional powers to pin their efforts on wiping out Daesh and its affiliated groups. New conflicts in the region are helping terrorists to move ahead to establish their legitimacy.

Masood Khan

pakistan.shafaqna.com

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