ISIL terrorists surrender to Syrian Gov't forces in Deir Ezzor

Sheri Evans
September 17, 2017

The SAC is a loose coalition of Arab militants that are part of the SDF.

"If this was a US citizen it would be the Department of State to find out the updates on that particular person", Dillon added.

Russian submarines strike ISIL targets around the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor - as Moscow continues to support government forces in its campaign to liberate the country from extremists. Before this, they were only reachable by air drops. And coalition officials have cited those efforts as the reason for the absence of any such clashes in recent weeks. "Throughout Syria, more than 13.5 million people are in need, including an estimated half a million pregnant women".

Footage has emerged of a massive Kurdish convoy heading southwards along the main road leading to Hasakah to Deir ez-Zor. On Friday, the SDF captured Raqqa University. But none of these conversations involved the representatives of the Federation of Northern Syria and the VTS (although the representatives of Russia repeatedly proposed to include them in the negotiation process). Hillary Clinton opens up on her election defeat in her new book - outlining who and what, she thinks, cost her the chance to be America's first female president.

A group of 300 ISIL fighters and civilians have reached jihadist-controlled territory in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor after spending more than two weeks trying to get there, a source from Lebanese group Hizbollah told The National. That has become the focus.

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Syrian government forces have been marching from western parts of the city while US-backed fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been approaching the city from the north. This is a dramatic turn of affairs. There are now real concerns that the rebels will focus on other urban areas, and perhaps even move to metropolitan Manila itself.

With the Syrian Army and its allies busy with the fight against the IS in Deir ez-Zor, HTS fighters have deepened their hold on Idlib in preparation for the inevitable attack by the Syrian Army.

But "right now, we have a schedule that we're following which is the liberation of the eastern riverbanks of the Euphrates", he said. He might very well have been in the mood for concessions from a position of strength. He said that the pace of battles had increased after Assad's forces broke the siege during fighting with ISIS days ago.

Activists said late on Wednesday that the buses had made it through. The Syrian government was "not fit to lead and rule the people", he said.

Apart from the besieged Syrian regime forces, the city had up until recently been the second biggest base for Daesh in Syria for the past three years.

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