Syria .. surrender hundreds of reasons and approaching hours of decisiveness[/rtl]
[rtl]Editorial date: 2019/3/6 8:28 • 245 times read[/rtl]
(Reuters) - Hundreds of members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group surrendered when they left their last pocket in eastern Syria amid more than 6,500 people, mostly civilians, who were evacuated in the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the US-backed Democratic Forces of Syria said on Tuesday. .
Facing defeat in the village of Bagouz on the banks of the Euphrates River, it still retains other enclaves in remote areas further west and launches guerrilla attacks in other areas it has lost control of.
The Syrian Democratic Forces said on Monday it had slowed down the attack by besieging more civilians inside the enclave, but confirmed its intention to take control of it soon. Earlier, all civilians were believed to have been evacuated from there.
Mustafa Bali, director of the media office of the Syrian Democratic Forces, said hundreds of terrorists surrendered after Syria's democratic forces opened a corridor to evacuate 6,500 people from the village since Monday. Pointing out that fighters were among these people.
"For the second consecutive day, Syria's democratic forces have succeeded in evacuating more than 3,500 people, including women, children and men," Bali told Reuters.
There were more than 500 men, most of them foreign nationals.
About 3,000 people were evacuated on Monday, he said.
He said that members of the Da'ash belong to a number of countries, including Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan