Syrian Democratic Forces dismantle ISIS cell in Deir ez-Zor

The Syrian Democratic Forces dismantled a new cell in Deir ez-Zor.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Press Center said in a statement that another ISIS cell has been dismantled in Deir ez-Zor.

The statement said: "In the framework of our continuous operations against ISIS cells, our Counter-terrorism Units (YAT), carried out a security operation against an ISIS cell in Deir ez-Zor's eastern countryside with the participation of the International Coalition.

Our forces spotted an ISIS cell in the al-Shahil district involved in recruiting terrorists and providing field and logistical support for the ISIS terrorist cells in the region."

The statement continued: "On 23 January 2023, our forces conducted a two-phase operation which resulted in arresting a senior ISIS leader along with two other operatives. Our forces confiscated the following equipment:

- 1 Glock pistol

- 1 AK-47

- 4 Smartphones

Our anti-terrorism operations will continue against ISIS terrorist cells in the region to achieve the enduring defeat of ISIS and maintain safety and security."