Rebels pose in front of a sign post at the entrance of the border town.

The Turkish-backed FSA captured the border town of al-Ra’i following ISIS’s withdrawal from this imperative border crossing. Backed by Turkish artillery shelling and Coalition airstrikes, rebels have now seized a third of ISIS’s border with Turkey capitalizing on ISIS’s occupation with several other heated fronts.

This comes at a time when ISIS finds itself failing to cope with the SDF offensive in east Aleppo and the Iraqi offensive in Fallujah. Should ISIS be dispelled from its few remaining border crossings with Turkey, that would spell doom to the oil-driven ISIS economy.

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No financial trouble for ISIS
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No financial trouble for ISIS

“that would spell doom to the oil-driven ISIS economy”
No, it won’t.
The Kurds are not against ISIS. They just want the land bordering Turkey. If they were against ISIS, they would have taken Raqqa by now.
They will be happy to buy the oil from ISIS and sell it on – for profit. May already be happening.

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It is, apparently: http://syriadirect.org/news/new-north-aleppo-route-ends-fuel-crisis-bypasses-azaz-rebels/ News from May 26: “Fuel trucks originating in Islamic State territory are once again driving into rebel-held northern Syria on Thursday, two days after civilian authorities negotiated with Kurdish-led SDF forces in northwest Aleppo province to open a new diesel trade route, ending a nearly month-long fuel crisis.”