Operation Inherent Resolve to tackle ISIS

Nov 24, 2015 14:25 IST

Operation Inherent Resolve: US military operation for the intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) was in news in fourth week of November 2015. It came into news after the Paris terror attack on 13 November 2015 in which about 130 people were killed and several were injured.

OIR is the US military operation name for the intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. Effective 22 September 2015, III Corps is responsible for Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).

The anti-ISIS coalition is a coalition of 65-member nations.

Conflict over Operation Inherent Resolve
There was news that French President Francoise Hollande wants to draw Russia closer to the 65-nation coalition against ISIS. He looked forward to link Russia in the 65-nation coalition after Paris attack, the foreign ministers of Russia and US stated that they would explore closer counterterrorism cooperation.

For this purpose, Hollande will meet Barack Obama in Washington and then travel to Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin.

But the conflict in Hollande’s effort is that the two nations Russia and US have a different approach for tackling the terror group ISIS although the objective is same, which are
1. To dismantle ISIS
2. Stabilise Syria and surrounding
3. Kick start a political process in Syria

However, both the countries differ in their approach. On the one hand, Russia wants to achieve these objectives in the order presented. On the other hand, US want to achieve the objective simultaneously and think that these objectives are complementary to each other.

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