US helicopters evacuate IS leaders in Syria: Report

ANI | Updated: Dec 29, 2017 20:06 IST

Hasaka">Hasaka [Syria], Dec 29 (ANI): A Syrian news agency has claimed that the United States (US) helicopters evacuated Islamic States (IS) leaders in several areas of Deir Ezzor in Hasaka">Hasaka.

The SANA news agency quoted the civil sources on Thursday as saying that a number of the helicopters came from the northern countryside Deir Ezzor and flew on a low altitude above al-Sad camp for the displaced and landed near al-Basel Dam to the south of Hasaka">Hasaka city carrying IS leaders."

This is the second time when the US helicopters have evacuated IS leaders, the sources added.

On December 9, a refugee rights group claimed that more than 465,000 civilians have been killed in Syria's six-year-long civil war. (ANI)