ISIS Allowed to Escape Raqqa

November 14, 2017 Dr. Tar 13

The BBC is reporting that hundreds of ISIS fighters and their families were allowed to drive out of Raqqa, the declared location of the caliphate,  before coalition forces captured the city. They have since fanned out across remote parts of Syria and Iraq with many trying to cross [Read More]

20-Year-Old Brit’s Self Sacrifice

August 4, 2017 Dr. Tar 12

Ryan Lock traveled to Syria last year to fight with the Kurds against ISIS. Cut off and wounded in a village outside of Raqqa, he faced a terrible decision on how to face his certain end.  More

Time of the Spear

July 2, 2017 Dr. Tar 7

The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is a small flexible force of American leathernecks who deploy where ever duty calls. A recent assignment in Syria had a howitzer battery firing an average of 100 shells a day for nearly two months in support of Syrian [Read More]

Life Inside the “Islamic State”

March 4, 2016 Dr. Tar 5

A man who grew up in the capital of the Islamic State, Raqqa, tells what it’s like being subjected to Islamo-totalitarians. Like any tyrants, re-education and fear of the random application of arbitrary justice is the center of daily life.