WEAKENING SYRIA’S GOVERNMENT COULD HELP ISIS – REPORT

ISISLondanThe ISIS terror group could inadvertently benefit from a situation in which Syrian government forces are considerably weakened on the ground, a London-based military analysis group has said.

The report, published by IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre, follows the US bombing of a Syrian army base after a chemical weapons attack on April 4 killed nearly 90 people.

The US has accused the Syrian government of being behind the attack – charges that Syria denies.

In Syria, ISIS is battling both government forces and forces allied with the US-led coalition.

If Syrian government forces are weakened, ISIS fighters could more easily move into heavily populated cities and towns, said Columb Strack, senior Middle East analyst at IHS Markit.

“The Syrian government is essentially the anvil to the US-led coalition’s hammer,” he said.

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