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Syria, SDF and the Coalition deal a double blow to Isis

The SDF stopped an ISIS cell that helped the jihadists fled Al-Hol camp to reach Turkey

The SDF have dealt a double blow in Syria. In the north east, the anti-terrorist units of the Manbij military council identified and arrested an Islamic State cell, which was responsible for helping the families of the jihadists fled the Al-Hol camp to reach Turkey. The structure is home to over 12,000 Daesh militiamen and about 80,000 members of their families, captured by Kurdish forces during the Jazeera Storm offensive and there are attempts to evade them periodically. Most are blocked, but some terrorists (especially women) have recently managed to escape. These, first reach safe homes. Then, thanks to facilitators like those just captured, move to other areas of the country or to Iraq and Turkey.

In Deir Ezzor the Kurdish forces and the IGlobal Coalition carried out several raids, which led to the arrest of at least 25 members and leaders of the Islamic State

In Deir Ezzor, on the other hand, there was a series of targeted raids by the SDF and Inherent Resolve against Isis, which led to the arrest of at least 25 militiamen and the death of many others. Kurdish special forces (HAT/YAT) and those of the International Coalition (SOJTF-OIR) carried out operations on a series of Islamic State hiding places in the Syrian region. The maneuvers also allowed to capture Erkam Hussen (aka Muhammed Salih al-Ali), a Daesh commander in charge of prisoners management, and an IS leader responsible for some attacks on Hasaka. The latter, moreover, was hiding in the field of Al-Hol. In the following days, two terrorists who had attacked the prison were blocked.

Inherent Resolve: The partnership with SDF against Daesh is enduring. Even at the level of special forces. In at least one of the operations the SOJTF-OIR intervened

The operations against the Islamic State were also confirmed by Inherent Resolve, which issued a note about a maneuver. “The Coalition forces have accompanied hundreds of partnered forces commandos who cleaned multiple compounds and captured more than a dozen fighters – the text reads -. The raid was part of the enduring partnership in the fight against Isis. Terrorist sleeper cells are still a persistent threat in northeastern Syria, but local security forces with Coalition assistance are continuing to conduct counter-terrorism operations.” Also the special forces of Inherent Resolve (SOJTF-OIR) “remain engaged in to our relentless pursuit of Daesh – General Eric T. Hill, head of the Special Operations Joint Task Force, added -. As long as IS presents a threat, we must stay vigilant to prevent it. This for the sake of the region and our homelands.”

Photo Credits: SDF

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