This is coolbert:
Those most elite and well-equipped combat units of the Islamic State organizing themselves to fight in the ancient and venerable tradition of the Bedu [Bedouin]. The desert dwelling warrior as has been before and during the days of Mohammad. As originally seen and extracted from the Internet web site isegoria.net.
"The jihadists fight as if they were pirates . . . with the desert being their sea"
"Apart from the outlier battle of Kobani [INCLUDE Sinjar now!], the jihadists do not fight pitched battles. According to an Iraqi security source, only 97 corpses of jihadists were found when Iraqi forces retook Tikrit. More recently, the Kurdish Peshmerga counted under 300 jihadist corpses in newly-liberated Sinjar."
they [ISIL] field various types of forces, but their elite and most successful
ones, not to mention their best-equipped ones, are small, disparate
mobile desert units that converge on a target when needed (inghimasiyeen
forces). They treat the cities and towns they have captured as ports of
call, for booty and resupply. When challenged by superior forces
attempting to retake these ports, the jihadists dissolve away into the
desert, leaving small and determined bands of fighters to deflect and
bleed-out the invading force."
"Unnumbered generations of tribal raids have taught them more about some parts of the business than we will ever know . . . Keep your unit small. Their raiding parties are usually from one hundred to two hundred men . . . if the objective is a good one (booty) they will attack like fiends, they are splendid scouts, their mobility gives you the advantage that will win . . . do not waste Bedu attacking trenches or in trying to defend a position for they cannot sit still without slacking." - - T. E. Lawrence.
WELL, THAT SAYS IT ALL, DOESN'T IT? AS IT IS NOW, AS IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN, AS IT ALWAYS WILL BE!