the second time this week alone, the so-called Syrian Observatory
for Human Rights (SOHR) has claimed that the US-led coalition has
airlifted ISIS fighters to safety from Deir Ezzor province in
UK-based monitoring groups claims that the ISIS members on Saturday
were airlifted from al-Tabani, a town on the western outskirts of
on the ground claimed to the SOHR that the US-led operation was
backed from artillery fire by the Syrian Democratic Forces. It can
only be speculated that the rescued ISIS members were defectors.
latest rescue mission follows on from Thursday where a similar
operation was conducted to rescue a civilian and four ISIS members,
including a bomb expert, from a house used as an arms depot in the
Beqres suburb of eastern Deir Ezzor.
details of that operation was also covered by Fort Russ in an