first published on September 1, 2017 by Josh
Members of the Free Syrian Army attack an Islamic State position inside of the rural western Daraa region. The Islamic State fighters take cover behind a wall to return fire, and quickly learn the difference between cover and concealment when dealing with a heavy machine gun.
As the HMG starts ripping into their position, the fighters can be seen in full retreat. The Islamic State in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq are contending with enemies on all sides. The Iraqi Army, the Lebanese Army, the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian Arab Army, Hezbollah, and even extremist factions like Jabhat al-Nusra are gunning for them at this point. It is only a matter of time until they have been wiped clean and another group can rise to power.