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Daesh: Islamic State's Holy War

Anthony Tucker-Jones

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Pen and Sword
01 November 2018
History; Terrorism, armed struggle
Anthony Tucker-Jones is only too familiar with the modern architects of terror. For the past decade and a half he has worked as the terrorism and security correspondent for the highly respected intersec The Journal of International Security. During that time he has written extensively on al Qaeda and Daesh. This book draws on his experience to assess Islamic State's brutal Holy War that has brought terror and mayhem to the four corners of the globe. The emergence of terror group Islamic State, or Daesh, has created one of the greatest threats to global security in the twenty-first century. Spawned from the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, it carved out an Islamic caliphate straddling both failed countries. Since then it has wantonly despoiled world heritage sites, engaged in regional genocide and conducted regular terror attacks against capital cities across the world, killing irrespective of race, colour, creed, gender or age. Like its predecessor, al Qaeda, Daesh's most potent and insidious weapon is franchise terrorism. It has inspired clutches of deadly wannabee terrorists who have carried out a wave of what can be best described as war crimes, killing innocent civilians. In this perceptive assessment Tucker-Jones highlights how the West has become caught up in what is essentially a civil war between Shia and Sunni Islam, with deadly results. AUTHOR: Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books including Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Tiger I & Tiger II, T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank, The Panther Tank: Hitlers T-34 Killer, The Battle for Budapest 1944-1945 and The Panzer IV: Hitlers Rock. He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec The Journal of International Security and has freelanced for Channel 4 News. 60 b/w illustrations
By:   Anthony Tucker-Jones
Imprint:   Pen and Sword
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781526728814
ISBN 10:   1526728818
Series:   A History of Terror
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books including The Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive 1968, The Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991, The Afghan War: Operation Enduring Freedom 2001-2014 and The Iraq War: Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2011. He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec-The Journal of International Security. Anthony writes extensively for several Pen & Sword military history series including 'Cold War 1945-1991', Death Squads' (on massacres and genocides) and 'Architects of Terror'. His website can be found at www.atuckerjones.com.

Reviews for Daesh: Islamic State's Holy War

As far as Daesh is concerned, it is waging an ancient holy war that will never be extinguished. Such insights make this concise book a valuable resource for understanding the magnitude of the threat posed by the Islamic State and what must be done to defeat it.--Perspectives on Terrorism


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