ISIS facing defeat in Iraq but expanding in Syria?

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    ISIS is close to being completely destroyed in Iraq. Once Mosul in Iraq has liberated then IS will be finished in that country. However its not the same in Syria.

    Many ISIS fighters will be pushed out of Iraq and go to Syria expanding ISIS forces in Syria, which are currently growing and launching an offensive against Kurdish forces.

    There are now no effective ground forces fighting IS in Syria. The FSA can't be trusted as it's made up of many violent jihadist groups like Al Nusra.

    The Syrian regime is only interested in liberating Aleppo and all Syrian and Russian fire power is concentrated there. They seem to be sacrificing Eastern and Northern Syria to IS.

    The Kurds are no longer supported by the west, are losing territory and are facing an offensive from IS and attacks from Turkish forces.

    It seems airstrikes in Syria are having little effect, because with out a ground force there is little chance of anyone stopping their advance. This will be worse when hundreds of thousands Jihadists retreating from Iraq pour into Syria. That will mean far more pointless airstrikes are needed, Daesh will retreat for a day or two after one airstrike and return back to the same spot because nobody on the ground can do anything.

    So what is the point of airstrikes in Syria? They are costing the tax payer millions of pounds a day, while the NHS and welfare and disabled faces major cuts. If we had Jeremy Corbyn as PM this would never of happened.
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    Not this again.

    The Kurds in Syria are NOT currently losing any ground to ISIS. ISIS have not gained anything meaningful from the Kurds or anyone else.

    Syria, 2nd of May this year:
    http://www.agathocledesyracuse.com/archives/759

    15th of July:
    http://www.agathocledesyracuse.com/archives/799

    2nd of September:
    http://www.agathocledesyracuse.com/archives/826
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    Iraq has a broadly democratic government and has gotten support from Iran and the USA. It may be a mess but its citizens at least trust it and its army is being directed by the US.

    Syria has a government which will never be trusted by half the population, it has Kurds who will never give territory back to the government (and are being betrayed by the US for Turkey) and on top of that, it's become a bit of proxy battle for control between the west and Russia (fortunately only a few 'accidents' have occurred between them so far).

    Syria is a complete mess in which 84% of firms no longer operate (according to the UN) and in which western lack of resolve has prevented us occupying the country and bringing order to chaos.
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    (Original post by RF_PineMarten)
    Not this again.

    The Kurds in Syria are NOT currently losing any ground to ISIS. ISIS have not gained anything meaningful from the Kurds or anyone else.

    Syria, 2nd of May this year:
    http://www.agathocledesyracuse.com/archives/759

    15th of July:
    http://www.agathocledesyracuse.com/archives/799

    2nd of September:
    http://www.agathocledesyracuse.com/archives/826
    Millions of displaced ISIS fighters retreating from Iraq into Syria isn't gonna help, but then maybe that's what NATO wants, Daesh to destroy Regime forces and help Turkey remove Kurds from Northern Syria.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    Millions of displaced ISIS fighters retreating from Iraq into Syria isn't gonna help, but then maybe that's what NATO wants, Daesh to destroy Regime forces and help Turkey remove Kurds from Northern Syria.
    Daesh don't have millions of fighters lmao
 
 
 
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