Backed by Coalition aircraft | SDF launch security operation in Deir Ezzor countryside, searching for IS-IS cells
Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have reported that SDF-backed security units, backed by International Coalition helicopters, stormed Al-Takihi village in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor, searching for ISIS cells. No arrests were reported during this campaign.
On October 13, Observatory sources reported that International Coalition Forces, backed by SDF units, carried out an airdrop operation in Al-Hawaij town, east of Deir Ezzor.
The security operation targeted ISIS cells, Coalition forces arrested a person in Al-Hawaij town.
While on September 3, SOHR activists reported that International Coalition Forces, with the participation of ground forces of Syria Democratic Forces, conducted an airdrop targeting a house in Al-Hawi area in Al-Shuhayl town in east Deir Ezzor countryside.
During the security operation, Coalition Forces arrested the house’s lessee and another man from Al-Mohassan city in Deir Ezzor countryside for “belonging to ISIS cells,” where the two men were taken to a security centre.
This coincided with escalating attacks by ISIS cells in SDF-controlled areas in north-east Syria, especially after appeals by ISIS to its supporters to help the organisation to revive, along with the security campaign launched by the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) in Al-Hawl camp in the far south-eastern region of Al-Hasakah countryside.