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The SDF fear an Islamic State attack on the Raqqa prison. Security and vigilance in the area grow. It is speculated that the pro-ISIS jihadists want a retaliation for the Humanity & Security operation in Al-Hawl and to free their comrades
The SDF fear that the Islamic State militiamen will try to attack the central prison of Raqqa, in order to free their comrades and have a retaliation for the Humanity & Security operation in the Al-Hawl camp, which has dealt a severe blow to the pro-ISIS jihadists in Eastern Syria. Security throughout the area has been visibly strengthened with military and vehicles. In addition, patrols in the neighborhood have increased. It is not clear whether the warning came from Inherent Resolve intelligence or from information acquired with the latest arrests in the quadrant. In particular, that of a facilitator, captured in the village of Hawi al-Hawa in early October, found in possession of numerous forged documents and communication devices. The man was responsible for the transfers of IS terrorists and their financial and logistical support. As a result, he has a thorough understanding of the cells and their operation in the region.