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Stef W. Kight Apr 8, 2017
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How ISIS uses Syrian civilians against Trump

Alice Martins / AP

With U.S. troops and Iraqi military focused on defeating the relatively small, scattered militant group, it can be hard to understand why ISIS hasn't been destroyed yet. Trump has often blamed it on Obama's weak leadership, but ISIS's use of Syrian civilians as shields from airstrikes makes eradicating the group complicated, the AP points out.