[Marxism] How the Assad regime has exploited “evacuation deals” to redirect Isis against the rebels

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Jan 19 15:25:07 MST 2019

The flow of Isis fighters into rebel-held areas begins with the 
evacuation deals. The first one to be agreed between the regime and Isis 
was publicly recognised to have taken place in August 2017, with the 
involvement of the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. A month later, another 
deal would be announced for the evacuation of ISIS fighters trapped in a 
pocket of territory in the countryside of Hama in north-west Syria, 
surrounded by regime-held territory. Late that month, the regime 
announced it had reached an agreement in which the besieged fighters 
would surrender.


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