Islamic State territory: Easy to slip in, harder to get out

Even as aspiring jihadis flock to Syria, a raft of desertions has spurred the Islamic State to clamp down on internal travel in the heart of the militant group’s ‘caliphate.’

ISTANBUL — Islamic State checkpoints have sprouted like mushrooms in its Syrian strongholds over the past month, residents say, as the militants clamp down on fighters’ movements in a bid to halt a wave of defections.

The defections have been fueled by IS’s high-profile defeat in the Kurdish enclave of Kobane; infighting among jihadis; qualms about killing fellow Muslims; and a backlash against the recent burning of a captured Jordanian pilot.

I am not all busted up that some of these little murderers realized too late that their just fodder for the Caliphate. Let em rot.