US-led coalition's helicopters evacuate Islamic State leaders from northeastern Syria - Reports

The US-led coalition has been repeatedly accused of evacuating IS commanders from different locations in Syria and training jihadist militants at its alleged base near the city of al-Hasakah in northeastern Syria
Monday, 19 March 2018 17:11

Helicopters of the US-led coalition evacuated on Monday a group of commanders of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group from the northeastern part of Syria, media reported citing its sources.

According to Syrian state news agency SANA, three helicopters landed in the southeastern countryside outside Qamishli city, located on the Syrian border with Turkey and the servicemen accompanied at least four persons who were living in a house, which is considered to be a residence for IS leaders of Iraqi nationality.

The helicopters took the IS commanders to an unknown destination, the media added.

The US-led coalition has been repeatedly accused of evacuating IS commanders from different locations in Syria and training jihadist militants at its alleged base near the city of al-Hasakah in northeastern Syria.

The United States and its allies have been engaged in a military operation against terrorists in Syria since 2014. The coalition is operating in Syria without the permission of the Syrian government or a resolution of the UN Security Council.