Al-Bab Recaptured

Reports are pouring in that Turkey-backed allahu akbar brigades in Syria have captured al-Bab from ISIS.

The town’s rapid surrender to a motley crew of ‘moderate’ jihadi rebels suggests a deal between Turkey and ISIS which defended the town vigorously until today.

That the rebels are claiming nearby towns will also be captured “in just a few hours,” as opposed to days or weeks, strengthens the argument that ISIS fighters are either switching sides or they are being allowed to retreat towards Raqqa unmolested.