Nûrî al-Xelîl: We won't allow ISIS to reactivate itself

Nûrî al-Xelîl, one of the commanders of the Deir ez-Zor Military Council, said that ISIS mercenaries have been trying to mobilize in Deir ez-Zor recently and that the Turkish state provides the greatest support to the terrorists.

ISIS secret cells continue to pose a threat to the Northern and Eastern Syrian region. ISIS mercenaries are targeting the Deir ez-Zor countryside and the Deir ez-Zor Military Council continues to carry out security operations to dismantle the cells.

Deir ez-Zor Military Council Commander Nuri al-Xelîl told ANHA: "There is great pressure from outside, and especially from Turkey, to help ISIS mercenaries to carry out terrorist actions in Northern and Eastern Syria. As a result, ISIS cells are reorganising, thus threatening the security of the region. They are carrying out explosions and targeting Autonomous Administration and self-defense forces executives and commanders."

Emphasizing that these efforts by ISIS cells have so far been defeated by the self-defense security forces, al-Xelîl said: "Our forces are putting in place security measures against these cells, especially in Deir ez-Zor."​

Nuri El Xelîl continued: "Recently, ISIS cells have targeted many headquarters of our forces in Deir ez-Zor. But we have foiled these attacks and arrested many mercenaries. These cells are very dangerous. They are trying to resurrect the ISIS organization, but we won’t allow this. We will not allow terrorist actions in our regions."

Nuri al-Xelîl said: "The invading Turkish state, which is trying to occupy our lands, is the biggest beneficiary of the reconstruction of ISIS cells, and for this reason, it helps and supports them."

Underlining that the SDF and the Deir ez-Zor Military Council will defeat ISIS attempts to reactivate itself, al-Xelîl added that the SDF continues to carry out security operations in the region.