US-Backed Militia Meet with ISIL in Deir Ezzor

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has entered talks with ISIL in Eastern Deir Ezzor to release its captives in return for allowing aid cargoes to the terrorist group, a militant-affiliated news website reported on Tuesday.

Orient news website reported that talks between ISIL and SDF are underway in Deir Ezzor, adding that the talks are over releasing SDF’s captives by the ISIL in return for food convoys to ISIL-held regions by the SDF.

If agreed, the US-backed militia should also establish a safe corridor in Eastern Deir Ezzor for the ISIL, according to the report.

Syria’s state-run al-Watan daily reported in August that the SDF dispatched a sum of 13 trucks to the regions that were under the ISIL terrorists’ control in Southeastern Deir Ezzor.

The daily went on to say that the trucks were sent to the towns of al-Sha’afah, al-Souseh and Hajin, adding that the SDF justified the move by claiming that the convoys carried food for civilians in the ISIL-held regions.