Over the weekend, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) kidnapped as many as 400 civilians from the Al-Baghayliyah District in northwestern Deir Ezzor after seizing several neighborhoods along the Euphrates River.
On Wednesday morning, several social media activists from the aforementioned terrorist group have announced their intention to release 270 kidnapped civilians from northwestern Deir Ezzor.
The terrorist group did not specify the reason for kidnapping the civilians or why they are releasing them now.
Originally, ISIS social media activists attempted to save face by stating that they were “transporting” the captives to safety after massacring over 250 civilians on Saturday morning.
As of now, no civilians have been released by the terrorist group.