Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Tiger Forces captured the villages of Rasm Al-Hermel Al-Khabaz and Rasm Ash Shih, thus moving within 30 kilometers of the Euphrates River and paving the road to capture the Islamic State stronghold of Deir Hafer.

Dozens of ISIS insurgents were killed during firefights with government forces in the eastern Aleppo countryside; however, at Rasm Al-Hermel Al-Khabaz three elderly Islamic State fighters surrendered themselves to the SAA’s elite assault troops.

The captive jihadist fighters are now in the custody of local Syrian security forces and are expected to face trial shortly or may be used in prisoner exchange deals that are common on the Syrian battlefield but largely unreported.

Yusha Yuseef | AMN

Meanwhile, the Islamic State officially surrendered the nearby city of Al-Bab to the Turkish Army following the death of almost 400 civilians due to 3-month long siege on the city.

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Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2017-02-23 17:20

May be they understood that there is no virgins inthe Paradise. And that the goats are in a limited number :mrgreen:

locoloconi
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2017-02-23 19:15

are the last daesh cams. with 70 armored, air support and more courage, would already be arriving at the Euphrates

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Stern Daler
2017-02-24 04:39

As married men they knew better.

Rav G
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2017-02-23 19:53

Two of them looking pretty well seasoned – and no Daesh Jugenders among.

That makes me hope Daeshis are running out of manpower so need to draft 50+ year olds now.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
2017-02-24 01:13
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And there might be kids too :/

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Nestor Arapa
2017-02-24 02:23
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

ISIS tiene niños combatientes, ya en un informe anterior SDF capturó tres niños durante el avance a Al-Raqqa.

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Stern Daler
2017-02-24 04:57
Reply to  Nestor Arapa

Known fact IMHO.

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Stern Daler
2017-02-24 04:48
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Called: cubs of the caliphate

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2017-02-24 04:45
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Apparently the IS recruit the young, cubs of the caliphate, and old men for their Volkssturm now.

IMHO a sign of imminent defeat.

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Nestor Arapa
2017-02-24 02:22

Si no son lideres simplemente queda que proporcione información sobre los líderes y posibles blancos para la destrucción de sus suministros.

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David Kervin
2017-02-24 02:34

They certainly look like they were getting plenty to eat, unlike many others.

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Stern Daler
2017-02-24 04:52
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Portly like other old men in that age.

p.s. Looks into the mirror & laughs.

jojo
jojo
2017-02-24 04:58

It looks like two brothers with their father (white hair and beard). The two on the right look almost exactly alike facially.

LittleBat
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2017-02-24 06:02
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I agree jojo. They also have a very similar body type, with scant body hair – that is usually a trait found all across the men in one family. I wonder what nationality they are.

Mistrides Martinez
Mistrides Martinez
2017-02-23 15:33

Ahora que los han tomados vivos, no los dejen vivos. ¡cuelguen-los en una torre del tendido eléctrico durante 100 días para mueran secos!!!