On Tuesday morning, the Syrian Military Spokesperson issued a public statement regarding the status of 500 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) that were seen fleeing the Syrian border to Turkey in order to evade the swarming Russian Air Force in northern Syria.
According to the Syrian Military Spokesperson, the 500 ISIS members have been transported to the Yemeni port-city of Aden by Turkish, Qatari, and Emirati airplanes after they fled the Al-Raqqa Governorate in northern Syria last month.
The Syrian Military Spokesperson stated that these allegations regarding the transfer of 500 ISIS members to Yemen was reported by the Syrian Air Force Intelligence (AFI) after they conducted a thorough investigation, which included first-hand sources from Turkey, who provided this condemnatory information.
This recent transfer of 500 ISIS members to Yemen is reportedly only the first batch of terrorists to be sent to the country; this number is supposed to increase in the coming months, as the Russian Air Force intensifies their airstrikes on the terrorist group’s positions around Syria’s vast desert landscape.
Turkey has been repeatedly accused of assisting both ISIS and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” in northern Syria; however, they have denied aiding the former, despite evidence provided by several parties involved in this war.