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Syria: ISIL Terrorists’ Commanders Fleeing Deir Ezzur

11 March 2017 17:38


A number of commanders and members of ISIL have defected the terrorist group and fled Deir Ezzur following the collapse of the group in Iraq’s Mosul and heavy defeats in battles with the Syrian army, local sources said.

The sources said that after Do’a Araqi and Abu Fares Araqi, two senior commanders of ISIL, escaped Deir Ezzur along with their families, several more terrorist commanders cut off ties with the group and escaped ISIL-held regions.

They added that a number of ISIL terrorists have defected the group and left ISIL-held regions in Albu Kamal town in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

In the meantime, ISIL has relocated a number of non-Syrian members to the villages and towns in Eastern Deir Ezzur to save them from military operations, the sources went on to say.

They added that the ISIL has also repositioned troops in Hatleh village near Deir Ezzur city to al-Salehiyeh village due to security reasons.

Reports said earlier today that the army troops targeted the movements and positions of ISIL in Southern and Southwestern Deir Ezzur, destroying a tank and a fuel tanker of the terrorists.

The army men hit a military column of ISIL en route to al-Tayem school, destroying a tank and a fuel tanker and killing their crew.

In the meantime, the Syrian fighter jets bombed positions and gathering centers of ISIL in the villages of Ayash, al-Baqaliyeh, al-Hosseiniyeh, al-Thardeh mountain, al-Maqaber and Jonayd division, killing and wounding a number of militants.

Local sources reported that a number of fresh forces of ISIL with their military equipment crossed Iraq’s border with Syrian and entered Deir Ezzur’s countryside.

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