ISIS, the radical Islamist group that rampaged across the Middle East while Barack Obama was president, slaughtering Christians and other religious minorities, now is having problems with deserters who have abandoned its cause.
According to officials with the Middle East Media Research Institute, the Islamic organization is facing “enormous pressure from the global coalition,” and suffering “defeats on the battlefield” since President Trump took office.
The result perhaps was predictable. Its soldiers, once holding virtually unlimited power over the cities and communities they captured, are quitting.
“Some have returned to their families in Syria and Iraq. Others, from countries outside the Middle East, have either left for other countries in the region or returned home,” the report said.
ISIS has tried several courses of action.
“At first taking an aggressive stance on this phenomenon, ISIS made various approaches to those who have left and appealed to them to return.