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Surrendered Daesh militants taken to US base in Syria

Militants were moved to the base in Al-Omar oil field area

  | 22.01.2019
Surrendered Daesh militants taken to US base in Syria

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria/ANKARA

Surrendered Daesh terrorists have been transferred to a U.S. military base in Syria's eastern Deir Ez-Zor province, according to local sources.

The sources said the militants were moved to the base in Al-Omar oil field area.

On September 11, the YPG/PKK terrorist group – backed by U.S. air coverage and French artillery - began an offensive against Daesh in Deir Ez-Zor province.

In last weeks, YPG/PKK captured Hajn city, the main stronghold of Daesh in Deir Ez-Zor, as well as the towns of Al-Susah, AlbkKhater, Albuhassan and Al-Shaafa and Al-Kashma area.

Meanwhile, Daesh remains in control of Al-Baghuz town and other uninhabited areas in Deir Ez-Zor and Homs provinces.

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in US-led coalition airstrikes on residential areas that fall within Daesh's control, according to local sources.

Reporting by Mohamad Misto, Adham Kako:Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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