As usual most of us will get interested and learn what is happening when the bomb has exploded. I got the lead to this explanatory article in Politico Magazine form NYT Dave Smith. There is no time now to read this until at least later today.
Based on the little I get everyday on what's going on there, I am still not far off the mark going with my superficial understanding. The art of defining your circle of knowledge, a key risk management skill needs constant practice. I am still holding out for more decisive military victories against the ISIL