Militants of the ISIS evacuated their headquarters in the city of al-Bab in Syria’s Aleppo province on Thursday, activists reported.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Militants of the ISIS evacuated their headquarters in the city of al-Bab in Syria’s Aleppo province on Thursday, activists reported.
“Dozens of ISIS military vehicles have left al-Bab carrying weapons and militants. They headed to the nearby town of Khafsa east of al-Bab city,” local media activist Nasim Babi said.
Informed sources in al-Bab reported that major ISIS headquarters in the city were seen empty on Thursday.
The evacuated ISIS headquarters in al-Bab included the Sharia Court, al-Hisba police department, ISIS training camps and weapons’ storage centres.
This comes as Syrian forces continued their advance towards the al-Bab city in northern Aleppo.
“ISIS has been under heavy pressure in al-Bab. The decision of evacuating their headquarters comes after the SDF forces made further advance towards the key city after retaking Manbij from the radical group,” SDF officer Habun Osman said.
Al-Bab city has been under ISIS control since 14 October, 2014.