TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commanders of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group have been evacuated from Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor to the northeastern province of Hasakah by US helicopters, local sources said.

Daesh commanders were evacuated from several districts of Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday, according to information received by residents in the area, SANA reported.

They were transferred to the neighboring Hasakah, they added, noting that this was the second time the US military airlifted Daesh terrorists.

Earlier this week, the Syrian government sent a message to the United Nations, accusing the US-led coalition of reaching deals with Daesh and coordinating its actions with the terror group’s commanders.

The US-led coalition of 68 countries claims to have been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate. Such air raids began in Iraq in August of the same year.

The military alliance has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been largely incapable of fulfilling its declared aim of destroying Daesh, which has already lost all of its urban strongholds in Syria and is just in control of some small pockets of land in the Middle Eastern country.