The war in Syria and Iraq is nowhere close to over. While its seems clear that ISIS is losing its grip on territory and power as it loses strength, there is a second aspect to the war that is now gaining a bit more prominence.
There are a great many reasons behind the rise of ISIS, including the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, but the most central and most recent reason is that civil war in Syria created the initial space for the group to grow and gain prominence.
As Canada and its allies make progress in the battle to degrade and destroy ISIS, the civil war in Syria shows no signs of stopping. In fact, it’s getting uglier.
Take, for example, two recent air strikes, which occurred as the latest in a long line of mysterious, “mistaken” attacks.
On Sept. 17, a series of Americ...