BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – A group of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists were caught by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attempting to flee the Baghouz Mountain region in eastern Deir Ezzor over the weekend.
According to a report from Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Army opened fire on the fleeing Islamic State fighters, killing and wounding most of them before they could reach a safe area along the western bank of the Euphrates River.
The report said the Islamic State terrorists that holed up in the Baghouz Mountain are becoming desperate as they are cutoff from all supply lines and under constant attack by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Despite their dire situation in eastern Deir Ezzor, these Islamic State terrorists have refused to surrender themselves to the Syrian Democratic Forces.
The Islamic State fighters at the Baghouz Mountain have repeatedly tried to break out in order to reach friendly lines in western Deir Ezzor; however, with both the Syrian Arab Army and Syrian Democratic Forces deeply embedded around the Euphrates River, these escape attempts have become suicide missions for the terrorists.