Newsbrief: ISIS forces allowed to pass by U.S bombers

by Colin Doherty
edited by Ian Keating

(Photo: The New York Times)

U.S forces allowed a convoy of ISIS fighters to travel, a deal was cut with the ISIS fighters and Syrian leaders that included safe passage to Syria, according to The New York Times.                                                                                         

At first, the U.S forces swore not to let the Islamic State pass or return to the battle. American bombers flying over the ISIS troops were asked to be removed by the Russian military headquarters in Syria. The ISIS members were pinned down in a small town that was well within the Russian occupied “deconfliction” line, where Russian warplanes operate under a Russian-American agreement.                                                                                                                                                                  

“This was the deal to get ISIS fighters out of the Lebanese border area,” said Thomas Joscelyn a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington. “The truth is even U.S.-backed forces have cut similar deals. Russia’s allies, Iran, the Assad regime and Hezbollah, cut this deal, and they probably wanted to abide by the deal because they want to be able to make deals in the future.” 




One Response to Newsbrief: ISIS forces allowed to pass by U.S bombers

  1. colin great stuff here.

    Phil livingsteen September 21, 2017 at 7:15 pm Reply

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