News Of An American Pullout From Syria On Wednesday Raised Many Questions About Whether The Islamic State (Isis) Has Been Truly Defeated.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIS remains capable of murder on an industrial scale, because it has executed 700 prisoners in Syria over the past two months.
Hurriyet Daily News cited the Observatory’s estimate that ISIS is still holding almost 1,350 prisoners in its greatly diminished territory along the border with Iraq. About 5,000 ISIS fighters are estimated to remain active in the area.
A U.S. official said on Saturday that coalition efforts to defeat the Islamic State in its last Syrian enclave are “going very well” and the “end days” for ISIS are approaching, but warned the terrorist gang retains “the capability for coordinated attacks.” – READ MORE