02 March 2018

The relentless U.S. opposition to ISIS.

From an interesting account of the deal between the Coalition, the SDF, and ISIS allowing ISIS fighters and their families to flee Raqqah:
Along the route, many people we spoke to said they heard coalition aircraft, sometimes drones, following the convoy.

From the cab of his truck, Abu Fawzi watched as a coalition warplane flew overhead, dropping illumination flares, which lit up the convoy and the road ahead.

When the last of the convoy were about to cross, a US jet flew very low and deployed flares to light up the area. IS fighters [were very scared].”[1]

Notes
[1] "Raqqa’s dirty secret." By Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati, BBC, 11/13/17.

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