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Syria, the Islamic State loses three commanders in the East in less than a week

The Islamic State loses three commanders in eastern Syria in less than a week. Captured by the SDF in Hasaka, Deir Ezzor and Raqqa, they were specialists in IED-VBIED and managed the transfers of pro-ISIS militiamen

The Islamic State in eastern Syria has lost three prominent commanders in less than a week. One was captured by the SDF in a raid in al-Si’da (Hasaka), the second in al-Hijnah (Deir Ezzor) and the third in al-Jarneah (Raqqa). It is not clear if there are direct links between the three, but some elements point to this thesis. The first commander arrested, in fact, was an expert in the use of IED. The second, on the other hand, was in charge of transferring the cells of pro-ISIS jihadists. Finally, the last one specialized in the manufacture of car bombs (VBIED). Thanks to the three operations, carried out in cooperation with Inherent Resolve, the freedom of movement and the offensive capacity of IS in the whole quadrant are reduced, especially with regard to remote attacks against Kurdish forces and the population.

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