The Arabic-language al-Mosleh news website quoted member of the Political Council of al-Nujaba Movement Faras al-Yasser as saying that according to the intel obtained by Iraq’ Hashd al-Sha’abi (Iraq’s Popular Mobilization) forces, the US forces have relocated the ISIL terrorists in heliborne operations to regions both in and outside Iraq to use them as pressure leverage against the Iraqi government.
Al-Yasser also pointed to the US’ efforts to increase the number of its army troops in Iraq, and said that the US special forces are present in the liberated areas in Salahuddin, al-Anbar and border regions.
He noted that suspicious movements continue by the US Army troops in Western Mosul and regions in the city of al-Sharqat.
The US forces stationed in Syria have repeatedly carried out heliborne operations to evacuate the ISIL terrorists from Eastern Deir Ezzur.
In a relevant development in February, local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur reported that the US-led coalition transferred a group of ISIL members from the town of Sweidan Jazirah by military helicopters.
They added that the group consisted of 4 terrorists and one Syrian national, noting that they were senior members of the group.
The sources said that tens of ISIL militants have been able to leave Eastern Deir Ezzur after paying huge amounts of money to commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Other reports also revealed ISIL's secret talks with the US forces in Eastern Deir Ezzur with the aim of reopening ways to leave their last occupied regions in the province.