Bodies of Syrians fighting alongside ISIS transferred to Raqqa

The observatory said on Sunday that ISIS continues to lose more of its Syrian fighters in the ongoing battles in Mosul. (File Photo: AP)

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the bodies of 40 Syrians who were fighting with ISIS in Mosul, west of Iraq, has arrived in Syria’s Raqqa.

The observatory said on Sunday that ISIS continues to lose more of its Syrian fighters in the ongoing battles in Mosul.

According to the observatory, ISIS preachers have been trying to raise the morale of civilians in Raqqa by telling them about the victories which the organization is achieving in Mosul. However, the bodies of the 40 Syrian fighters arrived in Raqqa during the past 24 hours. Most of them are children from the Cubs of the Caliphate.

At least 480 Syrians who are fighting alongside ISIS have been killed since battles began in Mosul, the observatory said, adding that more than 300 are from the Cubs of the Caliphate.

The observatory had said that a convoy brought ISIS members to Raqqa. The convoy included 24 four by four cars that carried a high-ranking ISIS leader as it’s believed to be ISIS self-proclaimed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, or the minister of war.

The convoy which arrived to Raqqa from Iraq in the early hours of Monday also carried gunmen equipped with missiles and machine guns.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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