February 13, 2019
What next as battle against ISIL nears an end?
Source: Al Jazeera English
Journalist Anchal Vohra
It is the moment Abu Jaber al-Shaiti has waited for more than four years. A few more hours, a few hundred metres, and he will have his revenge.
In 2014, as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS) expanded to Syria through the Iraqi border, Abu Jaber's kin in the al-Shaitat tribe stood up to challenge the group's designs on their oil-rich lands.
ISIL hunted down 700 to 1,000 men, shot some and beheaded others, and even filmed their slaughter to serve as a lesson for the rest.
Read the full article and more in Al Jazeera English.