Islamic State is collaborating with Assad, leaked documents reveal

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Islamic State and the Assad regime in Syria have been colluding with each other Sky News said, anywhere from making ‘tactical withdrawal’ deals on the battleground to trading oil and fertilisers.

It has consistently been argued that Assad played a crucial role in the rise of IS and other jihadist groups like al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. But the new revelations confirm a much more direct role.