The remaining ISIS fighters in the middle Euphrates River Valley are currently besieged within two small camps north of the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on February 14.
“We are now waiting for the official announcement of ISIS defeat by the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF),” the SOHR said in a report.
According to the UK-based monitoring group, which is known for its close ties with the coalition, a large number of the remaining ISIS fighters and commanders had agreed to surrender to the SDF. In the last few hours, more than 240 terrorists were seen handing themselves over the Kurdish-dominated group.
The SOHR added that the coalition is now asking ISIS to hand over 40 tons of gold, which were stolen by the terrorist group from different areas in Syria and Iraq over the last four years. Some of this gold was also smuggled from Turkey.
“The coalition is trying to force the group [ISIS] to surrender in order to seize its gold and money,” the SOHR said.
A day earlier, the ISIS-linked news agency, Amaq, released two short videos of the clashes in the Euphrates Valley. Both videos were shot north of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani. This confirms that the terrorist group is on retreat.
Well, its only over when the enemy says its over, not when you go in front of the press and declare mission accomplished.
Then there’s the U.S. military airlifting the stolen gold out to ‘somewhere else’. That’s usually a pretty good sign that the U.S. is winding up it’s latest freedom butchery.
4O tons of gold is a fantasy number. But I know ISIS got a good amount out of Mosul, probably in that that large convoy with US flying air cover. And how much of that was spent all ready. :/
I am not sure if it is fantasy, they took over a number of central district banks + then you have all the personal Gol + their salaries …….it is not beyond the realm of reality…
ISIS probably buried a lot of gold in that area, I noticed they really wanted to hold onto that area. Let’s go for a treasure hunt AI, we will need a high quality detector to search deep, and we may need to rent a backhoe. :)
Agreed, but who sent numerous copters there to pick up the scum and the crates !!.
OK, so we start our search in Afghanistan. :D
or even Venuzuala !!!…… but yes, great minds think alike.
SDF conquered the muslim wors then animals so let them keep the goods for all those fine soldiers who Died. They are more honourable then the cheating Turks who not fight IS but support them and invade and steal and ransack the population.
yeah and now go and fuck yourself. without western air powers kurdi traitor. got no chance they shit themselves. now let the Syrian have there country back. Mr Jewbag
Mr Jewbag … hehe
This one has my Jew-dar going nuts… I smell Hasbara/JIDF rat here!