ISIS Eyes Breakout as Turkish Forces Batter Kurds

(Washington Post) Joby Warrick - The Islamic State is racing to capitalize on the deteriorating security situation in northern Syria, stepping up attacks on prisons as well as on the now-weakened Kurdish militia, intelligence officials and terrorism experts say. Pro-Islamic State social media sites are exulting over the rapid turn of events, and are calling for fresh attacks on prisons to free thousands of Islamist militants held by Kurdish forces. Islamic State websites reported 27 successful or attempted attacks against the Kurdish-led SDF in the week following the Turkish invasion.

2019-10-18 00:00:00

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