Evacuated Islamic State fighters reach Syria's Deir al-Zor

By REUTERS
September 13, 2017 23:25




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BEIRUT, Sept 13 - Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State fighters reached jihadist territory in Syria's Deir al-Zor on Wednesday after IS released a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander in the military alliance fighting in support of Damascus told Reuters.

Damascus and Lebanon’s Hezbollah allowed a convoy of nearly 300 militants and 300 relatives to evacuate an enclave at the Syria-Lebanon border after an offensive there last month.

A US-led coalition temporarily stopped the buses from reaching Deir al-Zor and the convoy split in two. It was unclear if all the buses arrived in Islamic State territory on Wednesday.


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