SDF hands over more than 150 IS fighters to Iraq

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Thursday 21 February 2019 | 3:12 PM Damascus Time

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  • SDF hands over more than 150 IS fighters to Iraq

    Baladi News

     Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed by the United States handed over to the Iraqi government more than 150 Iraqis and foreign fighters who where fighting with the organisation of Daesh, Iraqi military sources said on Thursday according to Reuters. 

    This is the first group of several batches to be handed, according to an agreement which stated handing over 502 fighters in total, Reuters cited the Iraqi sources as saying.

    Meanwhile, Mustafa Bali, an official in the SDF, said that the evacuation of civilians from the last pocket of "Daesh" in eastern Syria is expected to be completed today, and that the forces will then clash with the remaining fighters of the organization hiding there.

     

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