US helicopters transported dozens of ISIS terrorists from a prison run by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the city of al-Qamishli in the northern countryside of Syria’s al-Hasakah to a US base located in the governorate’s southern countryside, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on September 19.
Citing local sources, the state-run agency said that around 60 terrorists were transported by two US military helicopters from the prison, known as Nafkar, to al-Shaddadi base.
“Most of the terrorists who were moved hold Iraqi, Saudi and Tunisian citizenships, including the leader of the so-called police in Deir Ezzor, the head of the education sector and the director of prisons in the group [ISIS],” the agency quoted the sources as saying.
US forces have reportedly moved dozens of ISIS captives from SDF-run prisons in northeastern Syria to its bases within the region since the start of the year.
On March 31, 40 terrorists were moved from al-Hawl camp to al-Shaddadi base.
On April 13, 60 terrorists were moved from the Industrial Secondary Prison and the Self-Defense Prison to al-Omar oil fields base.
On August 6, 40 terrorists were moved from the Industrial Secondary Prison and the Self-Defense Prison to al-Shaddadi base.
According to the SANA, the US train and equip these terrorists then deploy them to carry out terrorist attacks against civilians as well as government forces in different parts of Syria. These claims are yet to be verified.
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