According to the Russian press agency Sputnik, US special forces have evacuated about 20 Daesh commanders from Deir ez-Zor before proceeding to liberate this Syrian city.
The first extraction probably took place on 26 August 2017: two Daesh commanders of European origins would have been evacuated with their families by US Air Force helicopters. The second extraction: probably involved another 20 commanders on 28 August 2017.
On Tuesday 5 September 2017, the Syrian Arab Army set free the people of Deir ez-Zor, that had been under a jihadist siege for three years. It was helped out by the Russian army which, using penetrating missiles launched from the Mediterranean, destroyed the underground bunkers built by Lafarge.
“US Aircraft Evacuates Over 20 Daesh Commanders From Deir ez-Zor - Source”, Sputnik, September 7, 2017.