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Hezbollah Buses ISIS Fighters Across Syria As US Mulls Striking Convoy - The Drive

The Lebanese militants let the terrorists flee eastward, infuriating the US-led coalition and its partners. By Joseph TrevithickAugust 30, 2017. The War Zone · cease fires · counter-terrorism · Deir al-Zor · hezbollah · Iran · Iraq · isis · Kurds ...and more »

Why did Syria, Hezbollah bus ISIS fighters near Iraq? - The Jerusalem Post

In 2009, before the Syrian civil war, a bus ride from Homs to Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates River would take around five or six hours. There was a stop for refreshments just outside of the historic city of Palmyra. Now fighters from Islamic State are ...and more »

Syria: UN adviser warns trapped civilians face greater risks as Raqqa fighting intensifies - UN News Centre

The United Nations adviser on the prevention of genocide today expressed deep concern at the deteriorating situation of up to 25,000 civilians trapped in Syria's Raqqa, noting that civilians are used as human shields in this de facto capital of the ...and more »

Look inside the tunnels ISIS uses to launch sneak attacks in Raqqa - Business Insider

The Kurdish YPG, a contingent of the US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Syria, released a video on Tuesday showing the underground tunnels that ISIS digs to launch sneak attacks. The video shows two rather large tunnels inside a captured, bombed-out ...and more »

Drone Shows Raqqa in Ruins as Kurdish Commander Says ISIS Capital Will Fall in Two Months - Haaretz

The battle to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa should end within two months, a top-ranking Kurdish commander told Reuters, but said she expects the fighting to intensify. Nowruz Ahmed sits on the military council of ...and more »

US Airstrikes Block Convoy Transferring ISIS Fighters - New York Times

BEIRUT, Lebanon — American airstrikes stranded a convoy of Islamic State fighters in the middle of Syria on Wednesday, punctuating the United States military's anger over a deal struck a few days earlier giving them safe passage to militant-held ...and more »

Lebanon declares 'victory' over Isis but angers US by letting militants flee to Syria - The Independent

After a week-long campaign to oust Isis from its territory on the Lebanon-Syria border, Lebanese President Michel Aoun has declared the country has been victorious over the militant group - but angry Iraqi and US coalition officials have pointed out ...and more »

US Targets ISIS Fighters Given Safe Passage by Lebanon and Syria, Bombs Convoy Path - Newsweek

Updated | The U.S.-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has launched airstrikes targeting jihadis who struck a deal to flee to eastern Syria from an embattled pocket in Lebanon. A coalition spokesman, Colonel Ryan ...and more »

Maliki defends Islamic State-Hezbollah evacuation deal - Iraqi News

Baghdad ( Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki defended on Thursday a deal between Lebanese militia Hezbollah and Islamic State militants by which the latters were allowed to evacuate safely from the Lebanese-Syrian borders to areas near ...and more »

Sadr offers help in borders security following IS-Hezbollah deal - Iraqi News

Baghdad ( Iraqi Shia cleric and militancy leader Muqtada al-Sadr has urged the Iraqi government to ensure protection for its borders with Syria after a controversial deal between Islamic State militants and Lebanese militia Hezbollah ...and more »