Skip to comments.Gloves Come Off Between Syrian Regime, Islamic State Group
Posted on 07/23/2014 11:43:28 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
The undeclared truce between the regime and the Islamic State group seems to have run its course after both sides achieved all they could in their marriage of convenience. Nothing better illustrates this than the devastating assault launched by the Islamic State group on the al-Shaer gas field in Homs on July 16 that may have left up to 300 regime troops and civilian employees dead. Meanwhile, the regime continues to launch airstrikes on the Islamic State group headquarters and training camps in Raqqa, an indication that the gloves are now definitely off.
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A pox on both of them.
Never thought I would say this.
Add in Sunni vs Islamic State, Christians vs. Islamic State, Kurds vs Islamic State and Shia Iraq vs. Islamic state.
I am not saying that everything will go back to 2012 boarders. However I believe their was a lot of nodding and winking from Kurds and Iraqi Sunni's as ISIS rolled across Mesopotamia. Now these groups will fight for ISIS territory. They will have a lose alignment with Shias in Iraq and Syria. After ISIS is killed off, phase III of the civil war.