ISIL retreating from Deir ar-Zour to Hasakah/Raqqah

ANHA reports ISIL withdrawing from oil fields in Deir ar-Zour to Raqqah and Hasakah after losing out to a coalition of rebel groups (Nusra, IF, FSA).

Charles Lister @Charles_Lister  A conciliatory move or a pragmatic realignment of resources? ISIS has withdrawn its forces from Deir ez Zour last night & this AM. #Syria

Charles Lister @Charles_Lister

PT: Activists report ISIS convoys travelling north towards Al-Raqqa & Al-Hasakah. The “sands” are shifting. #Syria