Syria: More Terrorists Defecting from ISIL in Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (FNA)- Local sources in Eastern Syria reported that a large number of ISIL members are cutting ties with the terrorist groups amid rapid advances of the Syrian Army troops in Homs and Raqqa province in their push towards Deir Ezzur.

The sources said that a number of ISIL members in the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur have cut relations with the group and fled the town after the terrorist group ordered them to move to the frontline.

The sources added that ISIL, in a decree, confiscated the properties of those who have escaped, and established several checkpoints to arrest those on the run.

The army’s advances in Eastern Homs and in Southeastern Raqqa towards Deir Ezzur have intimidated a large number of ISIL commanders, inciting them to flee the battlefield.

Relevant reports said on Monday that the US fighter jets targeted a medical center in the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, killing and wounding a number of civilians, including women and children.

The warplanes, in a fresh massacre, bombed Ayesha Hospital, al-Shohad square and sports club in Albu Kamal, killing six civilians, including women and children and wounding ten more.

Source: News Now/ Fars News Agency

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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.