PENTAGON: ISIS Declares ‘State Of Emergency’… Here’s What We Know

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Reports are emerging that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, has declared a state of emergency on the heels of being bombed to hell by allied forces.

The U.S. military believes the terror organization is planning a full-scale defense of its de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria.

Colonel Steve Warren told a Pentagon briefing on Friday that they were monitoring the declaration by ISIS to see what it meant.

The jihadist group has reportedly began covering its military vehicles within the city and bolstering their supplies inside underground bunkers.

“We have seen this declaration of emergency in Raqqa, whatever that means,” he said.

“We know this enemy feels threatened, as they should. They see the Syrian Democratic Forces along with the Syrian Arab Coalition maneuver both to their east and to their west.”

Col Warren added: “We’ve had reports of ISIL repositioning both their combat capabilities, I guess what they think may be coming next.”

“And we’ve seen reports of them repositioning personnel – either within the city or even out of the city.”

ISIS has also surrounded Raqqa with road blocks and is searching anyone arriving or leaving, killing and arresting those who try to flee.

Officials are yet to confirm whether ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is still in the city but say they are monitoring intelligence suggesting he could be in other locations.

(Source- Express)


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