ISIL Starts Handing over Positions to SDF in Northwestern Deir Ezzur to pave the path for Russian-Turkish invasion
The SOHR said that SDF fighters have come in control of the villages of Zaqir Jazeerah and Hawa’ej Ziab after the ISIL retreated from them.
It added that the ISIL has pulled fighters back from the battlefield with the SDF to concentrate on war with the Syrian Army troops.
A tribal leader in Eastern Syria said last month that hundreds of ISIL militants joined the SDF amid intensifying tension between the Syrian Army troops and the US-backed SDF in Deir Ezzur province.
The Arabic-language al-Watan paper quoted Sheikh Mohammad Amlah al-Daham, the leader of al-Akidat tribe that is one of the largest tribes in Syria as saying that almost 500 ISIL gunmen that had fled the battlefields joined the SDF in the town of al-Shaddadi in Southern Hasaka amid the Syrian Army troops’ rapid advances in Deir Ezzur.
Al-Daham further told al-Watan that the SDF in cooperation with Washington were to take control over Syria’s oil and other resources, adding, “We, Syrian tribe-men, do not believe in the SDF and the US as they just want to hoist SDF’s flag in the country.”