Scores of ISIL Commanders Escape from Syria to Turkey
“According to documents and proofs, a number of Syrian and non-Syrian ISIL commanders have escaped to Turkey in recent days and weeks,” the SOHR wrote on its website.
SOHR further added that ISIL commanders have been evacuated from battlefields in Raqqa and Deir Ezzur provinces to the regions that are under the control of the Euphrates Shield Operation in Northern and Northeastern Aleppo that border Turkey.
“ISIL commanders have paid $20,000 up to 30,000 dollars each to leave the provinces of Homs, Deir Ezzur and Raqqa for Turkey via the regions that are under the control of Ankara-backed militants,” the SOHR said, adding that the human traffickers have moved the ISIL commanders to the borders with Turkey via checkpoints in Northeastern Aleppo, handing them over to Turkish traffickers.
Hundreds of ISIL members, including the local commanders of the group, have escaped to Hasaka province, SOHR said, adding that some of these commanders have been hidden in Hasaka and some of them have moved to Turkey.
The SOHR said that according to documents, ISIL’s members and commanders that left Eastern Homs to the regions that are under the control of the Euphrates Shield Operation in Northeastern Aleppo have been taken to Turkey by human traffickers.
Local sources said that Khaled Ali’owi nom de guerre Abu al-Walid Hosseiniyeh and Samir al-Dayeri, two notorious commanders of the ISIL, escaped from the Eastern countryside of Deir Ezzur city as the army men were rolling on the terrorists’ positions.