…from Press TV, Tehran
[ Editor’s Note: Syria is failing badly on always being behind the news. I don’t know whether it is administrative fatigue, under staffing, or whatever. But we see a trend of Syria not being proactive enough on key issues, including not responding at all in the current issue of what to do with the ISIS PoWs. Must one have to hire a detective agency to find out?
If the civilian government can’t handle it, the army should be put in charge of the national guard. And if some of the PoWs are to go out of the combat zone, then Syria should be openly discussing that with its coalition partners like Iraq. Instead, we see the US left to take the initiative and leave Syria in the dust.
Missing from Damascus’ “to do” list, with the arrangement with the Kurds to come back into the fold, was any immediate plan on what to do with the ISIS prisoners. Duhh…how in the hell did that get left off the list?
That gave the US the opening to deal with the “security issue” that apparently Damascus was not dealing with. The Kurds were exploiting the situation, playing Damascus off against the US.
After the huge effort to fight and capture these people, who would have ever believed we would see this paralyzed effort concerning what to do with them? After all, they are terrorists captured on the battlefield, responsible for the deaths of thousands.
The penalty should be death, and the executions should begin to get the business over with and make sure that anyone interested in being a terrorist knows what the penalties are. As for the families, that is more complicated with different levels.
That Syria should somehow have managed to survive the onslaught against it, only to be fought to a standstill by PoWs who seem to have Damascus completely stymied about what to do with them is mind-boggling. Let me know what you think in the comments … Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … October 18, 2019 –
US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria seems to be linked to the escape of Daesh elements from jails in the north of the Arab country, which can finally result in the regrouping of the notorious Takfiri terrorist outfit, a media report says.
Fears are growing that thousands of Daesh terrorists may escape from Syrian jails, as Kurdish prison guards are reportedly leaving their posts to gear up for fighting back the Turkish military that has started an operation against Kurds in northeastern Syria.
The operation started following the Trump decision, which was widely seen as a go-ahead to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the beginning of Operation Peace Spring.
Experts have told Sputnik Arabic that a big question mark hangs over the pullout, as Washington was fully aware of the huge number of Daesh terrorists held in prisons under the authority of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria.