According to the initial information obtained in Deir Ezzur, the US Army troops stationed in al-Jazeera region of Eastern Euphrates agreed with the ISIL commanders to relocate them to safe places after receiving tens of tons of gold ingot that the terrorists had stolen from different parts of Syria and Iraq, the state-run SANA news agency reported.
The local sources, meantime, reported that the US Army took control of ISIL’s 50 tons of gold treasure in Baqouz region in Southeastern Deir Ezzur after it had reached an agreement with the terrorists.
They pointed to the recent intensified movements by the US choppers concurrent with flights over several ISIL-controlled regions in Eastern Euphrates, and said that the US has conducted important heliborne operations in key areas where the ISIL commanders’ hideouts are located and where the gold treasure was hidden.
Also in the past 24 hours, pro-militant media reports said that the US army troops helped thousands of ISIL terrorists and their families to get out of Eastern Euphrates,.
“A sum of 3,600 ISIL terrorists and their families have left Eastern Euphrates,” the London-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) reported, adding that the US is about to declare ending mop-up operations in Eastern Euphrates.
The SOHR noted that 350 ISIL terrorists and their families (a sum of 3,600) have left the farms in Baqouz region in Eastern Euphrates.
According to the report, a sum of 51,050 ISIL terrorists and their families have left Baqouz region since the beginning of December.
Turkey is planning to occupy new areas in Idlib to prevent the Syrian Army from conducting its military operations in the region amid terrorists’ continued attacks in the demilitarized zone.
The Turkish Army intends to create six new regions in Tal al-Toufan and Tal al-Sultan West of Abu al-Zohour and in a road linking Saraqib city to Abu al-Zohour town in Southeastern Idlib, field sources close to the militant groups in Syria said.
The sources reiterated that the Turkish Army is looking for blocking military operations against Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in the demilitarized zone by establishing presence Idlib province.
The report comes as military experts pointed to intensified attacks on safe regions in Northern Syrian by terrorist groups stationed in the demilitarized zone, and said that the Syrian Army will most probably conduct its mop-up operations in the region.
Meantime, the Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper reported that the Syrian Army’s missile and artillery units heavily pounded Tahrir al-Sham terrorists’ military positions and movements in al-Qasebiyeh, the surroundings of Khan Sheikhoun, Saraqib, Mogher al-Hanteh, Sakik, Al-Katibeh al-Mahjoureh and near Jisr al-Shoghour.
The Syrian Army attacks came in response to Tahrir al-Sham terrorists’ attacks on the town of Abu al-Zohour in Southeastern Idlib.
In Northern Hama, the Syrian Army also shot down two terrorists’ drones near Atshan town and warded off their attacks on Qaleh al-Maziq, al-Sharia and al-Jamaseh, inflicting heavy losses and casualties on the terrorists.
Russia and Syria called on the United States to leave Syria and to allow people inside a refugee camp in the Southeast of the country to be evacuated by Russian and Syrian forces.
A joint statement released on Wednesday by Russia’s Ministry of Defense, said Russian and Syrian forces had prepared buses to relocate refugees at the camp in the Rukban area and would guarantee them safe passage so they could start new lives, Al-Jazeera reported.
Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are facing harsh living conditions at the Rukban camp near the Syria-Jordan border, despite Russian attempts to set up “humanitarian corridors” through the region last week.
“We also call on the United States, whose military units are on Syrian territory illegally, to leave the country,” the joint statement issued on Wednesday read.