June 18, 2015 | Quote
ISIS Just Lost ‘Its Most Important Back Door’
The Islamic State lost a crucial “back door” into Turkey earlier this week when Kurdish forces ran the militants out of Tal Abyad, cutting off a the terror army's supply route of weapons, cash, and foreign fighters into Syria.
“This is a devastating blow to ISIS' operations,” Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told Business Insider. “ISIS lost its most important back door to Turkey.”
Schanzer noted that the fall of Tal Abyad was a sharp blow to ISIS operations, but it was by no means fatal, as ISIS has multiple “back doors” to Turkey and will likely try to open new supply lines in the coming weeks and months.
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