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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 »

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 »

Lebanon's negotiated IS evacuation angers many - The Times of Israel

Iraqis accuse Syria and Hezbollah of dumping militants on border, Beirut defends transfer as only way to uncover fate of captured soldiers. By Zeina Karam and Sinan Salaheddin 30 August 2017, 8:10 am 0 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 14 shares.and more »

Entire Families Are Being Killed by US Airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria - The Intercept

On June 6, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the beginning of a military campaign to liberate the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State. In an interview at the time, the commander of the force, which is known as SDF, ...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 »

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 »

Trapped in the ruins of Raqqa, we're reduced to stealing from the dead - The Guardian

Over 1,000 civilians have died – and with no electricity, water or food, those of us still here are reduced to extreme measures just to survive. Mon 28 Aug 2017 06.30 EDT Last modified on Sat 14 Apr 2018 13.53 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

US bombs road in drive to block ISIS fighters in Syria - The Jerusalem Post

“Relocating terrorists from one place to another for someone else to deal with is not a lasting solution.” By Seth J. Frantzman. August 30, 2017 15:13. 3 minute read. > 'We did it': Iraqi army crushes ISIS in Tal Afar, but questions remain · >. Why did ...and more »

US-led airstrikes block ISIS fighters escaping under a Hezbollah-brokered deal - Washington Post

BEIRUT — U.S. warplanes on Wednesday blocked a convoy of hundreds of Islamic State fighters who were heading to eastern Syria under the terms of a widely criticized deal brokered by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. The 310 fighters were traveling to ...and more »

Baghdad, Kurds Angered by Lebanon's ISIS Deal That Bussed Fighters to Iraqi Border - Newsweek

A deal between Lebanon and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), brokered by the country's Shiite militant group Hezbollah, has provoked anger in Baghdad and among Iraqi Kurds after hundreds of jihadis were bussed to the Iraqi border. The evacuation ...and more »