1. Ex-Israel PM says Islamic State could be defeated in ‘matter of days’

Ex-Israel PM says Islamic State could be defeated in ‘matter of days’

Israel's former Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said that he believed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has unleashed terror in the Middle East and captured large swathes of territory in the region, 'is not strong' and can be suppressed and destroyed in a matter of days, with an appropriate response.

By: | Published: June 27, 2015 2:00 PM

Israel’s former Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said that he believed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has unleashed terror in the Middle East and captured large swathes of territory in the region, ‘is not strong’ and can be suppressed and destroyed in a matter of days, with an appropriate response.

Barak added that the terror group has succeeded so far because it was not facing a concentrated effort to destroy the organisation. “Technically, they aren’t that strong- they are made up of only about 30-40 thousand people,” he said, reported The Jerusalem Post.

The former prime minister also remarked that what the group had faced in Iraq’s Ramadi and elsewhere were armies that did not want to fight. He added that when an army doesn’t want to fight, you do not need much experience to win.

Barak said that the ISIS had never fought a real battle.

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