ISIS money saves its leaders in Syria and takes them to Turkey
The SOHR learned from several reliable sources that several leaders of ISIS managed to flee towards the Turkish territory, and in the details obtained by the SOHR, several leaders of Syrian and foreign nationalities managed during the past days and weeks to cross into the Turkish lands, through moving from areas of their presence in Raqqa and Deir Ezzor province towards areas controlled by the factions operating in “Shield of the Euphrates” Operation in the northern and northeastern countryside of Aleppo, and then they were able to cross the borders to the Turkish side.
The sources asserted to the SOHR that the movement of these ISIS leaders, members, and security personnel from the provinces of Homs, Deir Ezzor and Raqqa came after paying money bribes ranging from 20 to 30 thousand US dollars in order to pass through the areas controlled by the Turkish-backed “Shield of the Euphrates” Operation Forces, where the parties responsible for transporting them helped them to pass through the checkpoints in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo and took them to the Syrian – Turkish borders and then moved them to the Turkish side by the help of smugglers.
The SOHR documented during the past month the fleeing of hundreds of members of ISIS including local leaders to Hasaka province and then they disappeared and some of them were seen in the Turkish territory. The SOHR also documented the fleeing of members and leaders of ISIS from the eastern countryside of Homs to the areas controlled by the factions operating in the Turkish-backed “Shield of Euphrates” in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, and then they were moved to the Turkish territory through smugglers.