“An international court needed for the trial of ISIS members"

SDF Media Center official Mustafa Bali said that an international court should be set up in Rojava for the trial of ISIS mercenaries.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are continuing their operations against ISIS mercenaries who are cornered in a narrow area in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria. SDF Media Center official Mustafa Bali spoke to the ANF on the latest developments in Deir ez-Zor.

Bali stated that it is not right for ISIS to be seen as a military organization alone, and added; “ISIS is currently experiencing its last days militarily but it is necessary to achieve a political solution in Syria in order for ISIS to be completely defeated.”

Bali noted that the ISIS mercenaries consider Turkey as their own territory, and said: “According to information we have obtained, ISIS members are being smuggled into Turkey, from there they go to Europe.”

Referring to the situation of the captive ISIS mercenaries, Bali said: “An international court and prisons must be established in Rojava in order to prosecute ISIS mercenaries and their families. The mercenaries currently under arrest have relationships with several countries.”