Crisis With ISIS Analysis Update:
Now that Tikrit has been taken it would behoove the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) along with their American advisers to seal off the border between Iraq and Syria, by doing so they seize the opportunity to cut off key logistical supply routes for ISIS who currently holds Mosul. By forcing the rebels to come out of their secure positions we open them up for key airstrikes by both the Iraqi’s and Americans. Also it seems prudent to free up resources to make sure that the route, be it by air, or land is truly secure and free should evacuations become necessary. All roads coming from Syria in Ninawa province should be sealed off and the dam near Buhayrat al Mawsil should be secured to make sure that no havoc is done as ISIS tries to initiate a counter offensive from Mosul.