One ISIS member captured, ammunition seized in SDF operation
The SDF campaign involving the Special Anti-Terrorism Units (YAT) and in coordination with the international coalition and air support forces continues on day 2.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched on Friday the second stage of “Deterrent of Terrorism” campaign to track down and pursue the cells of ISIS terrorist organization in the areas of Deir ez-Zor. This stage targets ISIS hideouts and their cells that threaten stability and civil peace in the areas of Deir ez-Zor and came at the request of the people, chieftains, and elderlies of the tribes of the region, especially after ISIS attacks on civilians increased and posed a direct threat to their lives.
The campaign involving the Special Anti-Terrorism Units (YAT) and in coordination with the international coalition and air support forces will continue until the goal set by the General Command is achieved.
During the first day of the offensive, 24 ISIS members and suspects were captured and various ammunition seized by the SDF.
Conducting sweep operations, SDF fighters have seized a depot containing large quantity of arms and explosives in the town of Shihel to the east of Deir ez-Zor. The ammunition seized by SDF includes 2,000 mortar shells, 20 explosive devices, Kalashnikovs (BKS) machine guns and bullets as well as 5 cell phones.
On the other hand, SDF fighters have captured an ISIS member during the ongoing operation.