ISIS Remnants Fight On, Despite U.S. Campaign

Source: Wall Street Journal

ISIS Remnants Fight On, Despite U.S. Campaign

The group decentralized its command structure, set up sleeper cells, and dug tunnels in the desert spanning Syria and Iraq

Islamic State fighters who fled into the desert to escape U.S.-backed forces in Syria and Iraq are now drawing on stashed weapons and ammunition to stage renewed attacks in both countries, as friction among foreign powers hampers efforts to finish the terror group off.

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The attacks are a sign of Islamic State’s advance planning, and they have complicated the Trump administration’s plans to withdraw U.S. troops. Before retreating from its urban strongholds, Islamic State decentralized its command structure, set up sleeper cells,.

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  1. Well, there is evidence that the US forces purposely permitted (or arranged) ISIS fighters to leave for instance Mosul and Raqqa. One US general is reported to have said ‘it is not good for US if ISIS is defeated’. Ah well, look behind the news reports or read between the lines !

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