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    Over 30 ISIS members have been executed on suspicion of acting as informants for the U.S.-led coalition after a string of airstrikes killed prominent figures
    As we keep picking off their leaders with drone strikes, they are becoming completely paranoid and slaughtering many of their own members in purges and witch hunts. Is it possible that some of these people are Western agents (by which we mean ISIS members that were somehow turned/forced to work for the West)? Yes, it's probable that a few are though they all would have only come to work for us after joining ISIS so I do not weep for their demise.

    As for the others ISIS kills who are not Western agents, they got their just desserts for joining such a psychopathic organisation.

    http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.723193

    On the war front, the Kurds and allied Arab fighters under the Syrian Democratic Forces banner have made amazing progress pushing west of the Euphrates in northern Syria to conquer Manbij and cut off ISIS supply lines through the Turkish border. The Iraqi Army continues to make steady progress to retake Fallujah in concert with Sunni tribal militias whose Sheikhs were always opposed to ISIS.

    Check out the Kurdish progress on the LiveUAMap battlemap (click onto the link, click the "On the Map" button and zoom out a bit and you will be able to see the ongoing battle situation)

    http://isis.liveuamap.com/en/2016/6-...-of-the-sdfypg
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    (Original post by Thutmose-III)
    As we keep picking off their leaders with drone strikes, they are becoming completely paranoid and slaughtering many of their own members in purges and witch hunts. Is it possible that some of these people are Western agents (by which we mean ISIS members that were somehow turned/forced to work for the West)? Yes, it's probable that a few are though they all would have only come to work for us after joining ISIS so I do not weep for their demise.

    As for the others ISIS kills who are not Western agents, they got their just desserts for joining such a psychopathic organisation.

    http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.723193

    On the war front, the Kurds and allied Arab fighters under the Syrian Democratic Forces banner have made amazing progress pushing west of the Euphrates in northern Syria to conquer Manbij and cut off ISIS supply lines through the Turkish border. The Iraqi Army continues to make steady progress to retake Fallujah in concert with Sunni tribal militias whose Sheikhs were always opposed to ISIS.

    Check out the Kurdish progress on the LiveUAMap battlemap (click onto the link, click the "On the Map" button and zoom out a bit and you will be able to see the ongoing battle situation)

    http://isis.liveuamap.com/en/2016/6-...-of-the-sdfypg
    ISIS have lost the plot
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    (Original post by M14B)
    ISIS have lost the plot
    They can't stand up to the sustained, focused firepower of a Western air campaign.

    The kill ratio is astounding; 10,000 ISIS members have been killed for every Western soldier (three Americans killed; 30,000 ISIS killed). I've made the point before but it's worth making again; we've clearly learned from past mistakes, we've learned how to fight wars in the Middle East against insurgencies.

    ISIS is starting to fracture, the ordinary fighters don't trust the leadership anymore. There are gunfights between different ISIS commanders and their units over control of smuggling routes and revenue generators, or even just over petty disputes and "disrespect".

    My prediction is that by the end of the year ISIS in Syria will be all but finished, and in Iraq all that will be left is to retake Mosul.
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    (Original post by Thutmose-III)
    I've made the point before but it's worth making again; we've clearly learned from past mistakes, we've learned how to fight wars in the Middle East against insurgencies.
    Yes and no. It's unquestionably an improvement, but you can't win wars doing this alone.

    If we want it to be definitely over we have little option but to put people on the ground.
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    Finally ISIS are doing a good job :yep:
 
 
 
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