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End of ISIS? 'Demoralised' jihadis fleeing as Putin's bombing blitz cripples terror group

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End of ISIS? 'Demoralised' jihadis fleeing as Putin's bombing blitz cripples terror group

MASS desertions from Islamic State (ISIS) terror cells in Syria have crippled the jihadi group, possibly spelling the end of the barbaric self-styled caliphate, Moscow's Defence Ministry said today.

Life under the cruel extremists is so tough that many once-committed militants are now fleeing ISIS territory for safety elsewhere in the region.

Strict rules and cruel punishments for breaking them have prompted desertions "en-masse" from jihadi training camps.

The aerial bombardment from Russian and US-backed coalition warplanes has also taken its toll.

Senior Russian General Andrey Kartapolov told a briefing: "The majority of armed gangs are demoralised - discontent with field commanders is growing amid the fighters, and there are instances of disobeying orders."

He added that cases of desertion among the jihadists were no longer isolated, with entire groups of extremist militants now abandoning the self-styled caliphate "en-masse".

News that Vladimir Putin has Russia's deadliest weapon yet in the fight against ISIS is only likely to speed up the desertion of fighters.

Express.co.uk reported how the 'Blazing Sun' flamethrower missile launcher was to be mobilised as part of the increasingly savage battle to destroy ISIS terrorists waging war in Syria.

For several days, experts have warned that the jihadi group's power appeared to be waning.

On Wednesday, General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry, suggested that the group was on the verge of defeat after Russia cut off its arm supplies.

Dozens of sorties and hundreds of air strikes on ISIS and rebel targets in Syria has dealt a severe blow to the once-mighty terror network, which once boasted swaths of territory across Iraq and northern Syria.

Islamist fanatics are increasingly abandoning key positions as Russian jets pound the beleaguered group's arms depots, suicide bomb factories and heavy weaponry.

It comes as Turkey shot down a drone, thought to be Russian, in an incident highlighting the dangers of multiple air combat operations over Syria.

Turkey's military said its jets shot down an unidentified drone in Turkish air space near Syria on Friday.

A US official said Washington believed it was of Russian origin, but the Russian defence ministry said all of its planes in Syria had safely returned to base and that all its drones were operating "as planned"

NATO said Turkey was investigating where the drone came from.

Turkey has already complained of Russian warplanes violating its air apace along the border with Syria earlier this month.

The Russian Defence Ministry said later on Friday it had established direct contact with the Turkish military to avoid incidents with flights near the border.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/612639/Islamic-State-crippled-mass-desertions-militants-flee-barbaric-terror-group

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It is interesting to note while Russia is destroying Daesh, America still supports the "moderate" rebels and keeps its ties with Saudi Arabia, which funds Taliban, Al-Qaida, etc.while claiming to "fight" the terrorists.

Edited by Gaius I. Caesar

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The ISIL scum will now individually "go home", try to "migrate" to avoid capture, form other crime groups (they began as mass-released convicts), or join other 'Islamic' groups.

As for the 'fleeing' and 'demoralization' ...

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Patrick Cockburn:

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The war in Iraq may become more like the war in Afghanistan over the coming years.

Isis forces in fixed and identifiable positions cannot withstand ground assaults backed with intense air attacks by the US Air Force or, in the case of the Syrian army, by the Russians.

The last extreme-fundamentalist Sunni state in the wider Middle East found this out in 2001 when US air strikes in support of the numerically smaller Northern Alliance overthrew the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Like the Afghan Taliban, Isis may progressively revert to guerrilla war, in which it can best use its highly committed and well-trained fighters without suffering heavy losses.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/isis-may-be-weakened-by-co-ordinated-attacks-but-it-is-far-from-being-overcome-a6793986.html

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5 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

I wouldn't imagine that it would be as easy in Iraq to wage a sustained guerrilla war as it would be in Afghanistan, because the terrains are so different. It will all the depend on how serious the local tribes are about getting rid of ISIS.

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Unfortunately, even if ISIS is defeated on the battlefield they'll exist in some form as long as their Saudi patrons continue to finance them.  And given the recent flare up with Iran, you can bet the Saudis and their gulf allies will ramp up the support to terror groups to counter Iran.

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Putin has and continues to humiliate Erdogan and he is going to punish Turkey, badly.

It seems the rebels are facing a crushing defeat now that the Russians have coordinated attacks with the Syrian Army.

Anyone who believes the US or Saudi is fighting ISIS in Syria is very naive.

Without the Kingdom of Terrorism (Saudi Arabia), there would be no ISIS, Taliban, Abu Sayyaf, Boko Haram, Jabhat Nusra, etc.

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20 minutes ago, Umayyad said:

Russia and Putin has mostly been bombing rebels and not ISIS. 

This is what the UK media is telling people, it is getting difficult to understand or believe anything the media tells us ;)

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47 minutes ago, Zigzag said:

Four-fifths of Russia's Syria strikes don't target Islamic State: Reuters analysis

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-strikes-idUSKCN0SF24L20151021

"If you look at the map, you can easily understand that they are not fighting Islamic State but other opposition groups," said Alexander Golts, a Moscow-based defense columnist and deputy editor of online newspaper Yezhednevny Zhurnal.

The data supports assertions from Washington and its NATO allies that Russia's intervention in Syria, its biggest military deployment abroad since the collapse of the Soviet Union, is designed to prop up Assad, who flew to Moscow on Tuesday to thank Putin for his support.

Moscow's other possible motives could be to maintain a strategic foothold in the Middle East and showcase itself as a global military power at a time when relations with the West have sunk to a post-Soviet low over the crisis in Ukraine.

Russian officials have rejected the accusations and repeatedly stressed that they are targeting Islamic State, alongside other groups they classify as Islamist terrorists. They say Moscow and the West are fighting a common enemy.

However, the pattern of the strikes in Syria suggests a different picture.

 

Good read thanks

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