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ISIS Imploding: Defections and Uprisings Hit Jihadist HQ Raqqa, Dozens Dead

21st Century Wire says…

The ceasefire deal has meant ISIS is practically the only target left on the battlefield. Now, people are rising up against the crumbling group from the inside.

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At least 200 fighters have defected from the ranks of ISIS inside the jihadist HQ – the Syrian city of Raqqa. The defectors have launched an uprising that has left dozens dead in violent clashes between militants.

One source told Sputnik:

“About 200 Syrian militants of Daesh took the side of residents of Raqqa, which forced the terrorists to organize roadblocks at the entrance to the city,”

Another told Hamrin News:

“The split within the organization occurred as a result of internal differences in their ranks, and led to armed clashes and dozens of deaths,”

One other source said:

“Furthermore, government forces have advanced along the M45-highway (Hama to Raqqa) and reached the Western side of Raqqa province. Meanwhile, Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken firm control of the Northern region of the Raqqa province,”

These reports of defections and uprisings follow news from last month claiming that the jihadists had initiated ‘mass evacuations‘ of their families, and began shifting their focus to Libya after facing a relentless Russian air campaign.

Now the the Syrian Army is hot on the trail to Raqqa, it appears that at least some of the jihadists realise their days are now truly numbered.

Do you believe that this is the end of the terror group?

THE FULL STORY ON THE SYRIAN CRISIS: 21st Century Wire Syria Files



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