Isis convoy ‘escape in civilian vehicles’ after US-led coalition bombs road to stop them fleeing Syria

Islamic State militants and civilians have abandoned buses from the stranded convoy in the Syrian desert and continued their journey, despite a US-led coalition airstrike which destroyed the road.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, members of the Islamic State group and their families are heading towards the eastern region of IS-held Deir al-Zour in 12 civilian vehicles.

A heated row has broken out over the fate of the motorcade of evacuated Islamic State fighters and their families who are trying to reach the Iraqi border.

The Syrian government and Hezbollah had agreed that the IS convoy would leave and be allowed to travel towards the Islamic-State held region of Deir al-Zour.

The 400 Islamic militants and their families surrendered recently on Syria’s border with Lebanon.

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Source: News Now/ The Independent

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.