Terrorist ISIL Captures Own Members in Syria before Escaping to Turkey
“The militants were arrested in the Northern countryside of Deir Ezzur before escaping the province,” media activist Mohammad al-Shami told ARA News.
“After interrogations, the ISIL discovered the suspects’ plan to leave the group and cross into Turkey,” al-Shami quoted an ISIL official as saying.
Five of the arrested militants were reportedly Moroccans and the three others were Tunisians who had joined the ranks of ISIL nearly one year ago.
The source reported a state of alert among the ISIL militants in Deir ezzur following the incident.
“The ISIL has closed all exists of Deir Ezzur and imposed a curfew on the cities and towns of the province after receiving information about a similar attempt by another group of its militants,” al-Shami went on to say.
The ISIL-linked Court is expected to issue a decision regarding the arrestees next week, as the interrogations continue on the case.
Dozens of the ISIL members had deserted the group and crossed into Turkey in the past few months. Most of them were foreign nationals who had lately recognized the brutality of the alleged caliphate towards Muslim citizens in Syria and Iraq.