US-Backed Kurds Release over 80 ISIL Terrorists in Syria

The so-called Kurdish Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES) supported by the US has freed over 80 ISIL terrorists from prisons, a London-based media reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) website affiliated to the dissidents reported on Sunday that the NES has released the ISIL terrorists who were all Syrian nationals residing in Raqqa, Hasaka and Deir Ezzur.

It said some of the freed terrorists had not yet ended their prison terms, adding that the move has infuriated residents of the Kurdish-ruled regions.

According to the report, people are concerned that the freedom of the terrorists would pave the ground for them to rejoin the ISIL.

The SOHR had also last year accused the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of cooperation with ISIL commanders in North-Eastern Syria, saying that the Kurdish-majority militia group had helped an ISIL emir to become a major trader in Raqqa province.

It reported that ISIL’s most notorious commander in Raqqa had turned into the most influential trader in the province and in charge of development projects in Raqqa.

The SOHR noted that the ISIL emir had secured release of ISIL’s jailed commanders to join him in carrying out reconstruction projects.

It noted that the ISIL emir had participated in attacking Ain al-Arab (Kobani) region, plundering of public properties and stealing over 200,000 tons of equipment from buildings destroyed in military operations by the US and its allied militants in Raqqa.

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