re: #240 Romantic Heretic
ISIS has artillery and armor. They may have aircraft. This year old article from Business Insider lists some to ht weapons that ISIS had already captured then. There are rumors to the effect that ISIS pilots are training in captured Syrian MiG fighters. The fighters are older versions.
Arms and ammunition have been pouring into the region for decades. It’s the only place in the world where you could equip an army with stuff you found.