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Islamic State's last pocket under fire on all sides in Syria

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Trump's withdrawal deadline, announced a couple of months ago, now seems to make sense.

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"The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial," Trump said in a tweet, using another acronym for IS.

*"The Caliphate is ready to fall. The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them. The U.S. does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go."*

https://www.yahoo.com/news/back-jihadists-trump-tells-europe-070027213.html

Oh my . . .

Trump wants to release terrorists so they can continue to terrorize. HAR!

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Its capacity then for strategic retreats in hard times, followed by rebounds when circumstances changed, has prompted numerous warnings that Islamic State's defeat has not ended the threat it poses to the region.

On Friday U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, who oversees U.S. forces in the Middle East as head of Central Command, said the end of the territorial caliphate would lead to a more dispersed, harder-to-detect network of fighters waging guerrilla warfare.

Good job SDF coalition. But remember, this is just about ISIS enclaves in eastern Syria, where the SDF operates.

There's still ISIS enclaves but in western Syria.

I must have missed the articles detailing the deteriorating medical services, the bombed hospitals, the horrors of life under unrelenting bombardment, the growing civilian death toll...

And the civilian death tolls continue because ISIS always leave hidden bomb traps in residential areas on their way out. That's why it's always hard for residents to return to their homes that ISIS had occupied.

Most of the fighters left in Baghouz are foreigners,

That's funny, when the Syrian civil war started the Western MSM said the opposition to the government was all domestic, while people like me said it was all foreign jihadists sent in to fight against the army.

Who was right?

The Baghouz fighters are ISIS. First, do you consider ISIS to be all of opposition?

To answer your question: it's a mix. It started out as domestic opposition that's been simmering since the 1950s when Assad's father ruled. Even Turkey, why do ya think they wanted to help the ethnic-Turk Syrians in northwest Syria? But ISIS is so different from other opposition groups in that ISIS actively recruit foreigners --particularly Western foreigners-- to come join them. But most opposition are not ISIS.

Also, in further context just in case lost to ya, the fighters left in Baghouz are foreigners because the domestic ISIS fighters still alive already blended away into the local population. But foreigners cannot blend in with the locals because they would be obvious. So the ISIS foreigners are the ones left to stay and fight.

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Has Trump defeated ISIS? Nah, can’t be.

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Most of the fighters left in Baghouz are foreigners,

That's funny, when the Syrian civil war started the Western MSM said the opposition to the government was all domestic, while people like me said it was all foreign jihadists sent in to fight against the army.

Who was right?

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I must have missed the articles detailing the deteriorating medical services, the bombed hospitals, the horrors of life under unrelenting bombardment, the growing civilian death toll...

Oh, wait, forgot, it is 'our guys' doing the firing, so everyone but the terrorists and extremists are happy eating cake and ice cream and cheering.

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