This is coolbert:
From Strategy Page the Islamic State using human shields to thwart American air attack.
Those comments of Michael Morell not totally 100 % complete and detailed.
"Leadership: Why ISIL Survives Air Strikes And Commandos"
"It is unlikely more American air strikes or talk about commando operations will make a difference and that is because the U.S. refuses to do anything about the very restrictive ROE (Rules of Engagement) used so far. ISIL has exploited this ROE by widely using human shields at many of its key bases. This recently led to ISIL putting hundreds of Shia into steel cages and moving them around by truck to where an air strike was anticipated. ISIL put pictures of these caged human shields and in general dared the United States to hit a target protected by caged Shia. In the past the American ROE and ISIL use of human shields meant that the most important ISIL facilities were untouched by the bombing campaign. It also meant that numerous trucks carrying material for ISIL (like oil for export) were untouched lest a civilian driver be killed."
"We dare you to shoot! We dare you!!"
As should be rather obvious, that use of human shields during war a grave violation of the Laws of Land Warfare.
MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE AND TO THE CONSTERNATION OF MOST, THE ISLAMIC STATE IS SO OPEN ABOUT THEIR NOTORIOUS BEHAVIOR. NOT ONLY IS NO EFFORT MADE TO HIDE EGREGIOUS CONDUCT BUT THEY WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT IT.