Syria sees spike in Islamic State attacks, say religious liberty experts

Syria sees spike in Islamic State attacks, say religious liberty experts

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, News, religious freedom, Religious Liberty, Syria, Turkey, Washington, Worthy News
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(Worthy News) – A region of northeastern Syria that U.S. forces ceded to Turkey has seen a spike in Islamic State-backed attacks, researchers said Wednesday during a roundtable discussion on religious liberty.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom convened the talk on violations in the wake of American troops pulling back from a religiously diverse region of northeastern Syria where memories of the Armenian genocide a century earlier still reside.

“These events ended much of the good work for the last five, six years to properly defeat ISIS,” said Hassan Hassan, program director for non-state actors and geopolitics at the Center for Global Policy. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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