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In this Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 photo, Nineveh police forces train with Spanish coalition members at Basmaya base 40 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The U.S.-led coalition is planning for the day Iraq will be free of the Islamic State group, ramping up the training of a future Mosul police force -- even as the battle for the city is temporarily on hold. The security forces are expected to move into villages of Ninevah province around Mosul and into parts of the city recently retaken from IS. The Iraqi military declared Mosul’s eastern half “fully liberated” in January and is now preparing to battle for the city’s western sector.

Some 'problem' ISIS fighters are reportedly calling out sick


He doesn't want to fight ... claims his will is a martyrdom operation in France. Claims sick but doesn't have a medical report.
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ISIS has a morale problem. 

A new report from The Washington Post shows fighters are calling out sick and want to quit. The Post obtained documents on members of the Tariq Bin Ziyad battalion that were identified as "problem" fighters.

Notes indicate one of the "problem" fighters wouldn't fight because his back hurt. Another said he had a headache. Others wanted transfers to Syria or outright refused to fight. 

Most of the battalion was made up of foreign fighters. More people from France have joined ISIS' ranks than any other European nation. 

The documents also provide background information on the fighters, including the number of wives, children and slaves each had. 

There are plenty of foreign fighters that went and found that the IS experience wasn't what they thought it would be.
Aymenn al-Tamimi, militant group analyst

Iraq's Lt. Col. Muhanad al-Tamimi said foreign fighters are "the most furious fighters we ever fought against," and their declining morale bodes poorly for ISIS' efforts.

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This Oct. 10, 2016 photo released by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ed Matthaidess, commander, left, Task Force Falcon, outlining areas of an Iraqi security forces tactical assembly area to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander, Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, in northern Iraq, prior to the start of the Mosul offensive. The U.S. has just as much to gain from the operation to recapture Mosul as the Iraqis themselves. Since 2014, the U.S. has provided airstrikes and advise-and-assist operations to put the beleaguered Iraqi military back on its feet after the Islamic State group gutted it of weapons, supplies and soldiers during its blitzkrieg across Iraq and Syria.(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class R.W. Lemmons IV via AP)

The battle against ISIS for Mosul continues to rage. The western half of the city is held by ISIS, but 30,000 people have returned to neighborhoods militants once held. Mosul is ISIS' de facto capital.

Some 'problem' ISIS fighters are reportedly calling out sick

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