The war against ISIL is not over. While the mainstream media are busy with Donald Trump and Theresa May, the multilateral conflict against ISIL rages on with uncertain results. The black flag of the insurgents is still up in Syria and Iraq (not to mention an unknown number of their members who escaped from Libya and are still unaccounted for). At the present day, we have five different battles going on between ISIL and various aggregation of allied forces with no end in sight. It looks like that the end of the self-proclaimed caliphate is still far from reality.
Note: this is a work of fiction, with all the usual stuff about copyright and permission. It’s also a work in progress and a way to develop my knowledge of the english language. So feel free to correct, debate, laugh, ask about it in the comments. Help appreciated.
You may find the prologue here.
«We’re in deep sergeant! This is a trap!»
The explosion of an RPG concluded my sentence, like a giant exclamation point. The radio went off, maybe damaged. For a few seconds smoke and debris clouded my vision. All around me my teammates were shooting with all guns in every direction, searching for the insurgents that got us in their crosshairs.