KURDISH-LED FORCES CAPTURE 262 DAESH MILITANTS TRYING TO FLEE EASTERN SYRIA
DAMASCUS, Syria, The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), rounded up 262 Daesh militants, who tried to flee among civilians, out of their last stronghold in eastern Syria.
The civilians tipped off the SDF about the militants, who tried to leave the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour Province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Around 5,500 civilians have fled the last Daesh bastion, in the eastern Euphrates, since the United States declared its decision to withdraw from Syria, last week, the London-based watchdog said.
The incident comes, as the SDF is advancing against the Daesh, in the eastern Euphrates.
The U.S.-backed SDF fighters launched an offensive against the Daesh, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour in Sept, and has continued its anti-Daesh battles, despite the threats of a Turkish campaign that would target the Kurdish militia.
The SDF militants are regarded by Ankara as terrorists, over their links with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the United States and the EU.
The Kurdish militia forces have criticised the U.S. decision, to withdraw from Syria, and called it a “stab in the back.”
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORKhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/kurdish-led-forces-capture-262-daesh-militants-trying-to-flee-eastern-syria/Business