US-Led Coalition Conducts Heliborne Operation in Eastern Homs, Taking ISIL Members away
The Arabic-language al-Hadath news quoted the sources as saying that a group of ISIL terrorists were transferred by a van from the town of Ayyash in Eastern Deir Ezzur to a ISIL-held desert region in the Eastern direction of the town of al-Sukhnah in Eastern Homs, where three helicopters of the US-led coalition were hovering over the region.
One of the helicopters landed but the other two continued to fly over the region.
The sources told al-Hadath that the three helicopters flew towards North and entered Raqqa airspace, adding that there is no information about their exact destination.
The sources further said that the ISIL militants taken away by the American choppers could have been one of the spying groups used by Washington via Jeish Maqavir al-Thowrah militant group to materialize its objectives in the region.
A senior Syrian legislator revealed in early July that the US aircraft were transferring ISIL terrorists from Raqqa province to unknown destinations.
Ammar al-Assad said that the world was aware of the West’s hostile policies and allegations against the Syrian government and knew that the western governments and the US wanted to display the Damascus government as the culprit behind the killing of civilians by releasing fake footage and raising unfounded allegations.
He added that videos were mostly taken in places other than Syria under the supervision of the White Helmets Organization which produced these videos using actors to prove the West’s allegations against the Syrian government.
Elsewhere, Assad said that the US was transferring the ISIL terrorists from Syria, specially Raqqa province, to unknown places.
Arab media outlets had disclosed that the ISIL started withdrawing troops from West of Raqqa province following an agreement with the US-backed Kurdish forces, while Syrian army soldiers managed to oust ISIL from its last strongholds in Eastern Aleppo and enter Western part of the group’s de-facto capital in the Arab country.
Al-Assad revealed mid-June that the US transferred the ISIL ringleaders who were originally from the Western states from Raqqa to other regions.
He said that the US allowed over 120 ISIL members to leave Raqqa with their weapons and go towards al-Sukhnah to create insecurity in Palmyra (Tadmur) region but the Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded and killed them.
“The US is highly coordinated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as some of the group’s commanders are from the US, Britain, France and certain regional states. Actually what is happening in the battlefield is against what the media say. Many surprising events happen,” al-Assad added.
He said that weeks ago, the US-led coalition planes staged heliborne operations in Raqqa and transferred a number of ISIL ringleaders to unknown places, adding that they were not Syrian, Iraqi or Chinese, but were the western commanders of the ISIL.
Noting that Raqqa was highly important to the US, he stressed that “How could it be possible for the ISIL and the SDF to arrive at an agreement, despite their ideological differences, that allows the ISIL leaders to leave Raqqa through a safe passage.”