Escalating security campaigns | Five ISIS members and leaders arrested in three security operations by SDF and Coalition in 48 hours amid reports of deaths
As SDF and International Coalition forces continue their escalating security campaigns against ISIS cells and affiliates in areas controlled by Autonomous Administration, SOHR activists have reported three new security operations in 48 hours.
In the past hours, SDF, accompanied by Coalition forces, have carried out a security campaign in Gharib and Muayjil deserts, in Sour area, north of Deir Ezzor, targeting an ISIS cell, and helicopters targeted the area with machine guns amid information that at least two ISIS leaders had been killed.
In another operation also witnessed in Deir Ezzor after midnight, a SDF patrol backed by Coalition forces carried out an airdrop in Al-Jaradhi town, east of Deir Ezzor, arresting at least four people on charges of “belonging to ISIS.”
While the third security operation was carried out by SDF special forces and coalition helicopters in Al-Aziziyah neighbourhood in Al-Hasakah, arresting a local ISIS leader who was transporting motorcycles and explosive devices to areas in north-eastern Syria and smuggling former ISIS members and families from Al-Hawl.