31 May '17, 1am

Allegations of abuse, mismanagement shadow gains against ISIS

Allegations of abuse, mismanagement shadow gains against ISIS

Allegations of abuse, mismanagement shadow gains against ISIS By: Susannah George and Zeina Karam, The Associated Press, May 30, 2017 (Photo Credit: Syria Democratic Forces, via AP) BEIRUT — As the U.S.-led coalition ratchets up operations in Syria, there are concerns that it will result in a rerun of what happened in Iraq, where $1 billion in weapons supplied to local fighters is unaccounted for. Weapons, training and airstrikes by the coalition have aided ground forces in both Iraq and Syria, allowing Iraq's military, Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Syrian Kurdish fighters to retake some 55,000 square kilometers (21,235 square miles) of territory from the Islamic State extremists in the nearly three-year fight. However, many in both countries are concerned about how the forces bolstered by the coalition will leverage their influence and arms once the militants are vanquished....

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/allegations-of-abus...

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