Al-Hasakah | Special units arrest ISIS local commander in Al-Hasakah countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Al-Hasakah | Special units arrest ISIS local commander in Al-Hasakah countryside

Al-Hasakah Province: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that SDF Special Units carried out a security operation, in the past 48 hours, targeting a local leader affiliated with “ISIS” in Al-Alwa area in Al-Shaddady countryside, south of Al-Hasakah.


According to sources, the military forces confiscated weapons, equipment and documents on the ISIS commander’s possession. It is worth noting that the man was working on transferring weapons, recruiting new members to “ISIS” and planning to carry out operations creating security chaos in the region. 


On January 8, SOHR activists  reported that the Rapid Intervention Forces arrested an ISIS commander, with support by International Coalition aircraft, in Al-Rashidiyah village in Al-Shadadi countryside in Al-Hasakah province.


According to sources, the commander used to finance and recruit people to ISIS, where he was caught with documents, technical tools and mobiles in his possession.


On January 5, SOHR sources reported that an IED exploded in a military vehicle of the border guards of the Self-Defence Forces on the road between Al-Hawl and Al-Ya’rabiyah in north-eastern Al-Hasakah. However, no casualties were reported.


It is worth noting that SDF-held areas experienced alarming increase in ISIS attacks which target civilians and combatants.

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