DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:25 P.M.) – ISIS claimed to have captured two members of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Saturday following prolonged skirmishes in the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor.

Amaq Agency depicted the captive SAA soldiers, Mohammad Al-Eis and Ali Jadu Al-Khalaf, sitting calmly in an undisclosed room, explaining details about their journey before joining the battle for Deir Ezzor on behalf of government forces. The soldiers later explained on video that they had decided to voluntarily defect to the Islamic State.

Both soldiers originate from Raqqa province but were forcefully conscripted by the SAA, they explained. Subsequently, they were flown to Qamishli Airbase. After spending a few weeks there, they were transferred to Deir Ezzor as reinforcements.

Yesterday, the SAA killed over 50 jihadists in Deir Ezzor after conducting a series of deadly operations across the city, even sinking seven ISIS boats on the Euphrates River.

Upwards of 100,000 residents have long been under siege in government-held districts of Deir Ezzor. Two months ago, the southern airbase was cutoff from the city itself following a large-scale ISIS offensive.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
2017-03-11 23:17

I smell serious propaganda.
BTW, if it’s real, if we consider the dire straits Daesh’s in, they are really in deep mess : either they got killed or they’ll end hanged (well, could be the fire squad?) as treason after going AWOL from an army at war in a country where there is death penalty, hum hum…

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2017-03-12 08:01
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Or maybe they’re just saying whatever they think might prolong their lives, after getting captured by ISIS fighters.
“Oh snap, ISIS has got us surrounded and closing in fast! Quick, let’s throw down our weapons and pretend we’re really with them. We’re from Raqqa, so they’ll believe us. Just be cool and scream ‘Allah Akbar’ a few dozen times.”

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2017-03-12 21:42
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In that case they only prolonged their lifes for few days or weeks. They will be probably sent with VBIED to Goat Heaven soon or to clear some minefields…