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39 ISIS members arrested in Deir Ezzor’s Shuhail

  2021-05-14  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrests 39 Islamic State (ISIS) members in Shuhail town on Deir Ezzor countryside, May 13,2021. Photo by SDF Medi office
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – 39 Islamic State (ISIS) members were apprehended in Shuhail tow in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor in the early hours of Thursday (May 13), the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) Media Office said. 

“Our forces thwarted imminent terrorist attacks on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in the Deir Ezzor region,” the media office said, adding that a large quantity of Weapons and documents in the possession of the ISIS members were also confiscated. 

On Monday, the SDF, in coordination with the US-led Coalition air cover, launched an operation in Wadi al-Ajeej area east of Deir Ezzor to clamp down on ISIS’s smuggling fighters and weapons on the border areas with Iraq. 

On Wednesday, 14 ISIS members were arrested by the Kurdish security forces in an operation in the same area.

Rojava Information Center (RIC), which monitors the armed conflicts in northeastern Syria, has recorded a surge in acts by ISIS sleeper cells. 

The UK-based Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recorded 260 assassinations including seventeen children and eleven women were by armed cells in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, al-Hasakah countryside, al-Raqqah city and countryside, and Manbij area. In addition, 478 SDF fighters, including local leaders, were assassinated in the same areas.

The watchdog has also logged four casualties within the Coalition troops in the areas. 

ISIS seized swathes of territories in Iraq and Syria in 2014. The militant group was declared defeated in Iraq in 2017 and 2019 in Syria respectively. 

The militant group still pose a threat to stability and security through its sleeper cells carrying out hit-and-run attacks, kidnappings and bombings in both countries. 

The SDF and other Kurdish security forces regularly launch anti-ISIS operations in areas under its jurisdiction, especially in Deir Ezzor border areas. Deir Ezzor is partly run by the Syria regime. 

(Zhyan English)