SDF seize a number of ISIS weapons and ammunition in Deir ez-Zor
An area of 80 kilometres has been covered and 42 mercenaries have been caught so far.
As a result of the operation launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against ISIS cell structures four days ago, weapons and ammunition belonging to ISIS cells were sized.
The third day of the operation launched by the SDF ended with the capture of 12 more ISIS members.
At the same time, the SDF fighters seized 3 Kalashnikov rifles and 8 magazines, a pistol and 3 magazines, a Bruno-type rifle and a large amount of BKC-type rifle bullets near the Iraqi border.
The operation launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against ISIS cell structures in the Hesekê and Deir ez-Zor countryside continues for the fourth consecutive day.
While the southern countryside of Hesekê has been cleared, the operation continues in the villages northeast of Deir ez-Zor.
In particular the operation is going on in the town of Siwer and its subordinate villages east of Deir ez-Zor.
The SDF announced yesterday that an area of 80 kilometres has been covered and 42 mercenaries have been caught so far.
Forces of the international coalition against the ISIS are also participating in the operation. The terrorist militia, despite the dismantling of its territorial rule, has experienced a new upsurge with the Turkish invasion of northern and eastern Syria that began last October. The ISIS is also using the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic to reposition itself. Jihadists who had managed to escape to the desert in the Syrian-Iraqi border region during the SDF’s “Cizîrê Storm" liberation offensive have been able to reorganize themselves largely unhindered. Since then, attacks by ISIS cells have become increasingly frequent in the region.
In Iraq, places in Salahaddin, Diyala, Nineveh and Kirkuk are particularly affected by ISIS attacks. In Syria, attacks are increasing, especially in Deir ez-Zor region. Against this background, the civilian population of eastern Syria had called on the SDF to take effective action against ISIS cells in the region. Religious leaders and tribal representatives also appealed to the SDF to expand the fight against terror. The SDF operation was launched on Thursday morning and is expected to last a week.