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Wouldn't ground troops need to be deployed indefinitely?

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Submitted by Anon. (Israel), Dec 5, 2015 at 17:24

And wouldn't half or more of Isis hide their identity and refuse to fight, mixing in with the local population waiting for the troops to leave, at which point they'd come out of their holes and take over again?

Meanwhile, wouldn't troops keep being fired on in narrow streets by the half of Isis that would fight?

I can't help thinking it's best to let Russia do street combat if that's required. No reason to be against Russia's bombing the other Jihadist groups the west labels as "moderate rebels".

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I don't foresee ground troops.

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