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Islamic State strikes from shadows in vulnerable Syria, Iraq

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By ZEINA KARAM and SARAH EL DEEB

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Spot on. It is amazing that our corporate legacy media never talk about this illegal and ill-advised occupation. And in the rare case it is mentioned tangetially, like in this article, the put lipstick on the pig and portray it in rosy light.

Do you honestly believe that if US and other NATO/Allied forces stopped fighting Daesh and walked away that they would just vanish? Look what happened when US and NATO forces left Afghanistan.

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The US & Turkey are fighting ISIL

Not really. It is the US, UK and the Kurds fighting Daesh. So are the Russians and Iran's IRG and their ally Hezbollah. The Turks by comparison give silent support to Daesh. Remember the two Turkish soldiers burned alive in cages by Daesh a few years ago? The Daesh fellow in the video was living quietly in Turkey with the knowledge of Turkish authorities until the families of the two Turkish soldiers conducted their own investigation and found who he was and where he was living. He was arrested but escaped. Mr. Erdogan's family run youth group runs what are for all intents and purposes jihadi training camps. The Turks recruit AQ and Daesh fighters as mercenaries and send them to fight in Libya and Azerbaijan.

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/01/egypt-wary-turkeys-moves-eastern-libya

https://nordicmonitor.com/2021/12/president-erdogans-family-foundation-tugva-run-jihadist-boot-camps-in-turkey/

https://nordicmonitor.com/2021/10/the-case-of-isis-judge-is-latest-example-in-failure-of-erdogan-govt-in-cracking-down-on-jihadist-groups/

https://nordicmonitor.com/2021/11/the-head-of-turkeys-top-nuclear-agency-worked-for-irgc-quds-force-operative-secret-wiretaps-reveal/

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Peter14

They will always be terrorists and uncontrollable causing everyone to fight them.

The US & Turkey are fighting ISIL by trading stolen oil & gas from Syrian fields with them, and by air-dropping loads of food & weapons to them when they were surrounded by Russian & Syrian forces. By the way: the Americans justified that then by saying the wind drove the boxes to where the terrorists were.

Turkey also fighting them by giving them free movement to & from Syria through Turkish borders on Turkish army vehicles. The BBC report is still available under this headline:

Turkish journalists charged with spying over weapons report.

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Try finding any real combat video coming out of there…nothing on the Drone Attacks at Abu Dhabi either…hmmm.

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Mark

The Sunni population in Syria Iraq and Lebanon see IS and their armed wing that will fight the oppressors and protect them from Iran and it's proxy governments in both Syria , Iraq, and Lebanon.

No Sunnis in these countries consider ISIL their savior. Those are thugs of the lowest level of education, fully controlled by the US relevant departments & incited to commit such crimes as deemed useful to US purposes.

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Hello Kitty 321

There will never be peace in Syria as long as the US continues its illegal occupation of the oil fields and theft of the oil against the wishes of the Syrian government.

Spot on. It is amazing that our corporate legacy media never talk about this illegal and ill-advised occupation. And in the rare case it is mentioned tangetially, like in this article, the put lipstick on the pig and portray it in rosy light.

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This article is almost pure propaganda for foreign rebels in Syria. This prison uprising was mostly shut-down except for the hostages. Syria took care of the issue and most of these prisoners that did not escape were caught and/or killed. No one in Syria wants these iSiS, iSiL, "McCain's Army", Al-CIA-Eda "rebels" anymore and the American Bases in Syria should be shut down.

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Peter14

They attack soft targets because they are cowards. They are extremists that have no future anywhere. They will always be terrorists and uncontrollable causing everyone to fight them.

It does not seem you looked at their ideological foundation at all. Did you read any of their statements or writings or Abu Al Bagdadi? Ever?

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The reality is that because the US has prevented the governments of Syria and Iraq from being able to turn the problem of the 'formerly' US backed ultraextremists into a police matter, insisting on continuing to use the heavy handed, blunt, and bloody, military force, the various factions and iterations of those determined to try and take by bullets what they can't get by ballots (I know, the US decrees that the elections in both Syria and Iraq are meaningless when the results don't support American dominance, but the reality is that those elections are at least as valid as the election that Biden won, and the claims to the contrary as ludicrous as Trump's claim that he won reelection) will be able to regenerate.

After all, when identifying someone as possibly ISIS/ISIL/FSA/SDA/AFF (or, as the people who haven't been trying to pretend that some of the ultraextremists are popular, nice, mainstream, reasonable, definitely not terrorist fanatics term all of them, DAESH) results in American 'precision bombing' of random families few people take the risk, but when pointing out those who might be DAESH results in investigation, people behaving like police arresting suspects, well, it is a lot more likely that someone is going to point them out.

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Peter14

ISIL is more an arm of the Russian army and gives it justifiaction for it's base in Syria to "help" Syria defeat these Russian militiamen.

Is that the fairy tale that CNN is telling you? In real life, it is is the Alevite Assad regime, assisted by its legitime ally Russia, that has been fighting ISIS. While the Americans with their misguided "regime change" policy keep on aiding ISIS-sympathetic organizations like their "free Syrian armee", keep trying to damage Syria with sanctions, and illegally occupy the Northern Syrian oil fields.

Without the ill-advised and actually criminal US meddling, ISIS would be long gone.

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M. Jamil

IS are maniacs that massacre their own people and kill anyone, even their Russian masters.

They attack soft targets because they are cowards. They are extremists that have no future anywhere. They will always be terrorists and uncontrollable causing everyone to fight them.

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For as long as their is Injustice in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or even Israel, IS will exploit it and spread. The Sunni population in Syria Iraq and Lebanon see IS and their armed wing that will fight the oppressors and protect them from Iran and it's proxy governments in both Syria , Iraq, and Lebanon.

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The actual problem is the "I" in "IS".

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Hello Kitty 321

There will never be peace in Syria as long as the US continues its illegal occupation of the oil fields and theft of the oil against the wishes of the Syrian government.

Hard to find a better statement. Well said!

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Peter14

ISIL is more an arm of the Russian army

I agree with the first part of this statement. However, ISIL carried out thousands of operations against Syrian & Iraqi Armies, tens of suicide bombings in Russia killing hundreds of Russian people, including 300 children at Beslan school.

Show me one operation carried out by ISIL against US army, then we will find out who is posting lies. After that tell me who created, trained, financed & armed Usama ben Laden's Al-Qaeda & sent them against Soviet Army in Afghanistan.

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There will never be peace in Syria as long as the US continues its illegal occupation of the oil fields and theft of the oil against the wishes of the Syrian government.

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Peace through Superior Fire Power

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The US army in Northeastern Syria, with the help of Kurdish Gorillas, evacuated hundreds of Islamic State's fighters to a safe, undeclared place. They ISIL is a major part of the US army

ISIL is more an arm of the Russian army and gives it justifiaction for it's base in Syria to "help" Syria defeat these Russian militiamen.

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The US army in Northeastern Syria, with the help of Kurdish Gorillas, evacuated hundreds of Islamic State's fighters to a safe, undeclared place. They ISIL is a major part of the US army & they will be used to create havoc elsewhere, in order to give the US all justifications it needs to intervene & occupy other countries.

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