The "Battle to Defeat Terrorism" continues in the final phase of al-Jazeera Tempest campaign against Daesh mercenaries in their last pocket in the village of al-Baguz in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor. During the campaign, a number of Syrian Democratic Forces fighters were captured by mercenaries.
Today, three fighters who have been captured by mercenaries since late 2018 have reached their families in the city of Raqqa after being liberated by their comrades, amid great joy from their families amid trills and chanting slogans that salute the resistance of the Syrian Democratic Forces. As the fighters arrived to al-Raqqa, our agency met them.
Ahmed Ayman Qiyas, a fighter from the province of Homs, fled with his family and joined the ranks of the Syrian Democratic Forces. He participated in al-Jazeera Tempest campaign. He was captured with a number of fighters in an ambush of mercenaries in Hajin al-Akhir city. "We were subjected to mercenaries’ heinous practices: hunger, beating, and repeated threats of slaughter and crucifixion."
Mohammed Ramadan al-Hamoud from the city of al-Raqqa joined the Syrian Democratic Forces after the liberation of the northern countryside of the city of al-Raqqa. Mohammed participated in the campaign of al-Jazeera Tempest. At the end of last year, he was captured by the mercenaries in Baguz Tahtani. "Today, thanks to the sacrifice of our comrades, we are liberated from the mercenaries who practiced the worst forms of injustice against us. "
Muhamad Abdul Rahman Salama from al-Raqqa said, "I have been liberated by my comrades in the Syrian Democratic Forces, I am with family, and today we assure the world that Syrian Democratic Forces are the only military forces that have proved that they are capable of defeating terrorism and liberating peoples."
The last stage of the Battle to Defeat Terrorism is to end the last pockets of mercenaries inside the village of al-Baguz, amid the liberation of thousands of civilians stranded in crowded areas that were used as human shields.