US military helicopters landed in Hajin, Deir Az Zor and Dashisha, to pick up several Daesh leaders who handed themselves over to US forces. As a reward for saving them, these leaders told US troops where they kept over 40 tons of stolen gold, which the US carried away via helicopter.
Nobody has seen Sergei Skripal for six months. He has long been cremated and is in the urn. The UK prepared the scenario of his death.
This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Salisbury attack and Skripal's death. There are no grounds to believe that Sergei Skripal is dead rather than in hiding from those who attempted to murder him. There are many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media about the Skripal poisoning.