I hope all the jets and helicopters were removed somewhere else (the article doesn’t say). In any event, it looks like the j’s are taking their customary casual approach to the observance of general norms of decency:
The group's trademark brutality was on full display after those victories. They killed army commanders and pro-government militiamen, decapitating them before putting their bodies and heads on display. The Observatory reported similar acts following the fall of Tabqa Sunday.I pray, if the west does work up a sufficient amount of courage and energy to deal with these depraved specimens, that our leaders do not get bogged down in the “why” of it all. Why are these people so filled with rage? Why are they doing these terrible things? The only “why” I’m interested in right now is why haven’t these maniacs been reduced to ashes yet. Extirpate them first; perhaps later we can sit around over a meditative brandy and wonder whatever caused them to act that way. Civilization is under no moral obligation to accept as a condition of its survival the necessity of understanding the deep-seated motivations of its foes, nor to meet a prerequisite of justifying its existence to savages.