Bassem Mroue

For Bassem Mroue's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Shock troops who fight to the death key to Islamic State success

Jul 10, 2015

Shock troops who fight to the death key to Islamic State success

Fanatical and disciplined, the unit of Islamic State group fighters infiltrated the Syrian border town of Kobani and unleashed mayhem, battling Kurdish forces. In the end, the militants were all killed, but not before they had accomplished their mission of spreading fear by slaughtering ...