The rehabilitated ISIS fighters are reportedly “imposing bribes” and royalties on vehicles, “not to mention the shameful acts against the pedestrians in the streets and the harassment of the citizen women.”
Despite its recent claims to the contrary, the US is hunkering down in Syria for the long haul.
President Trump’s announcement that he intends to order the US military out of Syria attracted a lot of public attention, unlike the war preparations that preceded and followed those statements. Three months ago, the American military established an outpost in Manbij, in the wake of Turkey’s threats to seize control of the area. The US has