ISIS sleeper cell preparing for an attack neutralized by YPG
Alongside Turkey's invasion threats, sleeper cells of the "Islamic State" have been activated in northern and eastern Syria recently.
A successful operation has been carried out on August 10 against an ISIS sleeper cell between Heseke and Deir ez-Zor during its preparation for an attack.
The operation was carried out by YPG Special Operations Units against the cell which was planning to carry out a suicide attack during the holidays and resulted in the cell being neutralized.
A large amount of explosives was seized.
In tandem with Turkey’s threats to invade North and East Syria, ISIS has recently increased their attacks in the region.
Alongside Turkey's invasion threats, sleeper cells of the "Islamic State" have been activated in northern and eastern Syria recently. Especially Hesekê and Qamishlo have been scenes of attacks, mainly with explosive-laden motorbikes and vehicles. The anti-terror units of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been carrying out extensive operations against these cell structures recently.
During recent weeks, ISIS sleeper cells have carried out the following attacks in North and East Syria:
-August 7: An explosive was detonated on the road to Deir ez-Zor in the Janat village of Heseke’s Shaddadi district as an excavator was passing by. A landmine exploded as a civilian vehicle passed by near a bridge in the Rashidin village.
-August 6: 3 ISIS members were captured in an operation against sleeper cells in Shaddadi to the south of Heseke. Large amounts of explosives were confiscated.
-August 6: SDF neutralized a large water tanker loaded with explosives in Serakaniye, a target of the Turkish state, and prevented a massacre.
-August 6: On the same day, another car bomb was neutralized in al-Sefih, Serekaniye.
-August 4: YPG Special Units carried out an operation against ISIS in Heseke and captured large amounts of ammunition and bomb making supplies.
-August 4: At 12:45 in Heseke’s Misefre neighborhood an explosive laden motorcycle was detonated. There were no casualties in the explosion, but material damage occurred.
-August 3: In Shaddadi, Heseke, another motorcycle was detonated and 2 people were slightly injured.
-August 1: Heseke Military Council announced that they captured 20 gang members and their weapons in an operation against ISIS sleeper cells.
-August 1: A flashbang caused minor damage near the Registry Office in Tabqa.
-July 31: In Mergede, Shaddadi an explosive laden motorcycle was detonated as a civilian vehicle passed by. There were no casualties in the attack but material damages occurred.
-July 30: Deir ez-Zor Military Council announced that 8 ISIS members were captured in an operation against sleeper cells and large number of weapons were confiscated.
-July 29: An explosion in Seeda, Mergede injured 13 fighters in a Self Defense forces vehicle.