Joint security operation against ISIS in Raqqa

An airborne and ground raid targeted two ISIS cells in Raqqa, resulting in the arrest of four ISIS terrorists and the elimination of another.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Anti-Terrorism Units (YAT), along with the Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG) of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the International Coalition forces, conducted two security operations in Raqqa city, resulting in the arrest of four ISIS terrorists and the elimination of another.

Based on precise intelligence by our SDF Military Intelligence Service, the first operation was conducted on May 13th in al-Karama town, the eastern countryside of Raqqa. It targeted an ISIS cell that was responsible for facilitating the movements of ISIS terrorists between the cities of al-Hasaka and Raqqa, in addition to their involvement in the smuggling of ISIS prisoners and families from the al-Hol camp to the Turkish-occupied areas (Ras al-Ain/Seri Kaneh and Tal Abyad),” said the SDF Media Center in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the operation resulted in eliminating one terrorist who refused to answer the call for safe surrender and arresting another.

The SDF stated that the second one was an airborne operation, and it was conducted on May 14th in Raqqa City, and it also targeted a terrorist cell of ISIS that was involved in planning many terrorist acts in the region, the last of which was the terrorist attack on the headquarter of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) in the al-Hasaka city. The operation resulted in arresting three terrorists and the confiscation of several weapons and equipment.

“Our SDF forces affirm that they are committed to continuing their joint tasks with partners in the region, pursuing the remnants of ISIS, and maintaining security and stability in the region,” said the SDF statement.