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Containing Transnational Jihadists in Syria’s North West

The rebels who control north-western Syria are dealing harshly with ISIS cells but have not yet crushed them entirely.

The best way to stop jihadists from rebounding is to consolidate the area’s ceasefire.

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Outside powers can also help by sending more humanitarian aid.

What’s new?

A three-year ceasefire in rebel-held Idlib has saved countless lives and allowed the main insurgent group, Hei’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), to redirect its efforts from fighting the regime to dismantling ISIS and other jihadist cells.

Yet uncertainty regarding Türkiye’s Syria policy may threaten the relative peace and hamper humanitarian relief…

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