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Here begins a series of blog entries, a discussion of the Islamic State [ISIL], assets and debits of same.
As extracted from the isegoria.net Internet web site:
"Confessions of an ISIS Spy"
"A former ISIS spy describes the situation inside the Caliphate"
THAT PROLONGED SIEGE OF KOBANI A DISASTER FOR ISIL. CASUALTIES QUITE SIGNIFICANT, A GOODLY PORTION OF THE EFFECTIVE ISIL COMBATANT FORCE HORS DE COMBAT AND NOT EASILY REPLACED!!
"Before the fight for the Kurdish town of Kobani last year, the caliphate had an aura of invincibility, and people from around the world were rushing to envelop themselves in the black flag of messianic victory. But in that battle [Kobani], which lasted for months, Kurdish paramilitaries backed by U.S. airpower fought well, while ISIS. . . needlessly sent thousands to their slaughter, without any tactical, much less strategic, forethought. The jihadist army had lost between 4,000 and 5,000 fighters, most of them non-Syrians."
“'Double this number are wounded and can’t fight anymore,'” THOSE WOUNDED NOT RECEIVING TOP-NOTCH MEDICAL CARE, A BURDEN TO ISIL FOREVER MORE!!
The Islamic State combat units to a degree characterized by the inclusion of foreign fighters, often idealistic young persons. NOT so idealistic NOW perhaps.