US general: ISIS forces defied orders to fight to the death

A top US general said Tuesday that ISIS fighters defied their leader’s orders to fight to the death in a recent battle, instead retreating to the north.

Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of US forces in the Middle East, said that the refusal to follow orders occurred during the battle for the recently liberated town of Manbij, Syria.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Bagdadi told fighters in Manbij “to fight to the death” and “they didn’t follow his direction,” according to Votel, questioning how much command and control ISIS leadership has over its forces.


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Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/30/politics/general-votel-isis-fighters-defied-orders/index.html

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