US and coalition aircraft evacuate terrorist leaders

19.03.2018, al-Hasaka.

Helicopters belonging to the US-led coalition evacuated leaders of ISIL (organization banned in Russia) groups from the area near the city of Qamishli, the SANA Syrian national agency reported on March 19.

The US helicopters landed in the countryside to the southeast of Qamishli and took four ISIL (organization banned in Russia) leaders of Iraqi origin on board , and then they flew away to an unknown location.

Also, on February 26, two helicopters were reported to bring a number of ISIL (organization banned in Russia) terrorists from the city of al-Shaddadi to the center of Sabah al-Khair 20 km to the south of Hasakah, which is used by US forces as a training center for terrorist groups.

In early March, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad accused the US-led international coalition of supporting ISIL (organization banned in Russia), Jabhat al-Nusra (organization banned in Russia), and other terrorist groups. Concurrently, he said that western countries used the chemical weapons issue as an excuse for air strikes against the Syrian army, which fights the terrorists.

According to UN Security Council resolution No. 2118 adopted in 2013, the disposal of chemical weapons in Syria was taken under international control. In 2016, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported that chemical weapons in Syria had been completely destroyed. A high-profile sarin attack in April 2017 was used as an excuse for the US-led coalition to launch air strikes against the Syrian army.

Source: Rossa Primavera news agency

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