Kurds Flee ISIS in Deir Ezzor After US “Withdrawal”

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) withdrew from their positions after the US refused to support them in ISIL attacks and Turkey increased military operations against them.

Field sources in Eastern Syria reported on Wednesday that the SDF had retreated from its strongholds near the town of al-Baqouz near the Syrian-Iraqi borders in Southeastern Deir Ezzur towards the US base in al-Tanak oil field.

Meantime, the SDF announced in a statement that they have stopped operations against the ISIL in Eastern Euphrates temporarily after the Turkish army intensified attacks against the Kurds in Northern Syria.

They claimed that Turkey’s attacks in Northern Syria and the ISIL offensives in Hajin region in Southeastern Deir Ezzur were coordinated, adding that they “will stop their anti-ISIL operations for a long time”.

The SDF withdrew from the borders with Iraq after the US fighter jets did not support them in recent attacks by the ISIL against their positions in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

Meantime, the Turkish army launched artillery attacks on Kurdish positions at the bordering areas of Raqqa and Aleppo, leaving several SDF forces dead and wounded.

Local sources in Eastern Syria had disclosed last week that the US forces’ backup for ISIL had enabled the terrorists to recapture the entire lands they had lost to the SDF in Eastern Deir Ezzur in the last 2 months.

The Arabic-language website of RT quoted the sources as disclosing that in complete absence of the US-led coalition forces to support the Washington-backed SDF to counter ISIL’s heavy offensive, the terrorists managed to recapture the small but key towns of al-Sousah and al-Baqouz in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

It pointed to ISIL’s control over al-Baqouz Foqani, and said that ISIL has in the last two days recaptured all the territory it had lost to the SDF in past one and a half months.

US-Made Arms Found at ISIL Bases in Deir Ezzur

US-Made Arms Found at ISIL Bases in Deir Ezzur


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  1. The trucks loaded with millions dollars worth of tax payer paid for weapons, and delivered to the Kurds? Those weapons? Oh, yeah those weapons. Well don’t tell anyone but the American Generals in charge sold them to, well maybe, anyway don’t tell anyone, I think the Israeli gun runners got them at a discount to be resold in SEA, maybe Thailand. That’s my guess.

  2. What does this mean? Will US air force attack the SAA when it moves to fill the void created by the SDF retreat? Someone should ask the Syrians who they want to be governed by. Oh that’s right, they were asked to vote in a general election. They did, and didn’t the vote support Bashar Assad?

  3. Adrian, my son, on his own dime, fought with the Kurds, in Syria, and they had no such American weapons. Moneys and such aid was stolen long before it trickled down to the fighters. They robbed the enemy dead of their weapons after each engagement.

  4. “Israeli arms and noise-making devices were among the discovered equipment.”

    I don’t imagine they were party favors, noise making decoys?

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