One of ISIS’s top commanders has escaped Syria’s Deir Ezzur with a hefty amount of money, heading towards Greece after receiving help from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), militant-affiliated websites reported on Tuesday.
The websites noted that Zia'a Mustafa al-Bati, an ISIS field commander in southern Deir Ezzur, crossed the SDF-held areas, moving towards Greece with considerable amount of cash.
The added that the ISIS commander has paid $40,000 to the human traffickers, leaving Syria along with ISIS member known as Harth al-Jeihan.
According to reports, Albati was one of the former members of the SDF, a militant group fighting alongside ISIS against the Syrian government, in the town of Mouhassan in Southeastern Deir Ezzur that joined ISIS later.
Other reports on Monday said that Mohammad al-Shahada, another ISIS field commander, escaped battlefields in Deir Ezzur towards SDF-held regions after rapid advances of the Syrian Army soldiers in the region.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army managed to advance from their position in the small town of Mahkan Southeast of Deir Ezzur towards the strategic town of Albu Kamal at the border with Iraq, retaking several positions.
The Syrian army troops killed and wounded a number of terrorists and destroyed their military and bomb-laden vehicles in their advances.