Due to our commitment to the protection of civilian lives and our attempts to liberate our comrades who have been held as hostages, our forces have stopped the military operations in the small ISIS-held area in the town of Bagouz, thereby separating civilians from the remaining terrorists in order to rescue them.
In this context, our forces have managed to save a large number of civilians along with our comrades who have been held hostage by ISIS. Rescued civilians were provided with safe passage and transferred to elsewhere. 24 of our comrades, who had been kidnapped by terrorists months ago, have been rescued.
General Command of Syrian Democratic Forces
February 28, 2019