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    US Forces in Syria Help Evacuate Daesh Terrorists From Deir Ez-Zor – Reports

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    An intervention by US-led forces has reportedly allowed a number of high-ranking terrorists to escape justice at the hands of Syrian troops.

    The US-led coalition in Syria has recently helped evacuate several Daesh leaders from Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported, citing local sources.

    According to SANA, the coalition forces performed “an air landing operation” on the outskirts of al-Marashida in order to airlift terrorist leaders to an unknown destination.

    On September 8, a pair of US F-15 jets also carried out strikes in Deir ez-Zor province using banned phosphorous munitions.

    Earlier in July, a US-led coalition warplane attacked two settlements in Deir ez-Zor, killing over 30 civilians and injuring dozens, while another sortie by coalition aircraft hit a group of civilians fleeing the town of al-Sousa located in the southeastern part of the province.

    In June, the US-led coalition reportedly hit the positions of the Syrian Armed Forces in the Al Bukamal area of Deir ez-Zor, killing several Syrian servicemen and injuring others.

    READ MORE: US Treasury Sanctions 2 Individuals Over Links to Daesh Terror Group in Syria

    The United States and a number of its allies launched their campaign against Daesh in Syria in 2014, which has been operating in the country without any permission from Damascus.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia


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