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Cornered in Syria, IS lays groundwork for a new insurgency

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Cornered in Syria, IS lays groundwork for a new insurgency

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State gunmen came out of hiding in the middle of the night and set up a checkpoint on a rural road in eastern Syria. For several hours, they stopped those passing and searched through their mobile phones to check their allegiances, until they vanished again into the desert.

One young man, an education worker, got through the checkpoint safely. But when he got to his destination in the next village, the threat was waiting for him. An IS loyalist told him: Don’t remove pro-IS graffiti from school walls or you will pay the price.

The incident, one of many similar ones in past weeks, sent a bigger message — the Islamic State group may have lost almost all its territory, but it hasn’t left.

The group’s once-sprawling caliphate has been reduced to a remote scrap of land in Syria’s eastern desert, where a few hundred battle-hardened fighters are making a final stand against U.S.-backed forces.

But in liberated areas across Syria and Iraq, sleeper cells are carrying out assassinations, setting up flying checkpoints and distributing fliers as they lay the groundwork for an insurgency that could gain strength as U.S. forces withdraw.

COMMENT:-

Hogwash!!! Mr. Trump has said that ISISISISILDAESHWHATEVER will be 100% defeated within a week and he should 100% know because he is the 100% stable 100% genius who is the 100% President of the United States of America and he 100% never says anything that is not 100% true.

Right?
 

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From Associated Press

Cornered in Syria, IS lays groundwork for a new insurgency

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State gunmen came out of hiding in the middle of the night and set up a checkpoint on a rural road in eastern Syria. For several hours, they stopped those passing and searched through their mobile phones to check their allegiances, until they vanished again into the desert.

One young man, an education worker, got through the checkpoint safely. But when he got to his destination in the next village, the threat was waiting for him. An IS loyalist told him: Don’t remove pro-IS graffiti from school walls or you will pay the price.

The incident, one of many similar ones in past weeks, sent a bigger message — the Islamic State group may have lost almost all its territory, but it hasn’t left.

The group’s once-sprawling caliphate has been reduced to a remote scrap of land in Syria’s eastern desert, where a few hundred battle-hardened fighters are making a final stand against U.S.-backed forces.

But in liberated areas across Syria and Iraq, sleeper cells are carrying out assassinations, setting up flying checkpoints and distributing fliers as they lay the groundwork for an insurgency that could gain strength as U.S. forces withdraw.

COMMENT:-

Hogwash!!! Mr. Trump has said that ISISISISILDAESHWHATEVER will be 100% defeated within a week and he should 100% know because he is the 100% stable 100% genius who is the 100% President of the United States of America and he 100% never says anything that is not 100% true.

Right?

Yep. And don't forget, Trump only uses the best words. And he used the best words to explain this to us. With all those great words, how can ISIS not be defeated?!?!?!!
 

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Yep. And don't forget, Trump only uses the best words. And he used the best words to explain this to us. With all those great words, how can ISIS not be defeated?!?!?!!

I'm still puzzled about how ISISISISILDAESHWHATEVER is going to hide the vast stockpiles of WMD it possesses - especially since the US government knows where they are located. The ICBMs, aircraft carriers, and long-range bombers are easy, they'll just bury them in the sand until it's time to dig them up and use them to unleash a nuclear Armageddon on the US.

Right?
 
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