As the struggle continues between Iraq, Syria and The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the extremist group appears to be having its way as it first captured Iraq’s largest oil refinery and now moves freely between the two countries.
Control of territory in north-eastern Syria helped Isis capture Mosul, Iraq’s third-largest city. Money and arms flow easily. Croatian-made anti-tank weapons sent by Saudi Arabia via Jordan to mainstream rebel forces in southern Syria found their way to Isis fighters in Anbar province in Iraq. Last week convoys of trucks carrying captured Iraqi weapons arrived in Hassaka. Equipment including tanks has been moved to Raqqa in Syria, where Isis has its headquarters.
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