ISIS detains eight of its own militants for trying to escape the group’s headquarters in Deir ez-Zor

Islamic State militants. File photo

ARA News

DERIK The Islamic State (ISIS) radical group on Thursday arrested a number of its own militants for attempting dissidence in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province. 

At least eight ISIS militants were captured while trying to flee the group’s territory in Deir ez-Zor.

“On Thursday evening, eight ISIS security members were arrested after evacuating their headquarters without permission. They were captured while trying to escape Deir ez-Zor,” local media activist Samir al-Khalaf told ARA News. 

“The ISIS-led Islamic Police has been pursuing the movements of its own members in the province after receiving information about the intention of some militants to defect,” al-Khalaf said, citing an ISIS official in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria.

In the meantime, the radical group has reportedly detained a number of people accused of smuggling people from Deir ez-Zor to other areas in Syria, local sources reported.

Reporting by: Salim Faris

Source: ARA News

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