TEL ABYAD, Syria – Over 200 ex-ISIS fighters have been released in northern Syria according to Eastern Mediterranean News.
The 200 ISIS prisoners were released by the Kurdish-led and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the town of Tel Abyad in northern Raqqa province.
The purpose for their release, whether it be they were deemed rehabilitated or will now join the SDF, was not revealed.
It has been well documented in the past that the SDF on many occasions have either released ISIS fighters once they were declared rehabilitated or released the terrorists so that they could bolster the ranks of the SDF.
Either way, Fort Russ News at this time cannot verify the reason for the huge amount of prisoners released. Tel Abyad lays right on the border with Turkey. It is unknown whether they left for Turkey once released.