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Syria, the SDF target Isis smuggler networks on the Euphrates

The SDF target Isis smuggler networks on the Euphrates. Raids with Inherent Resolve in Shahil, Theban and Tal Tamis, on the border with Iraq

The SDF are targeting the Isis smuggling network in Eastern Syria, across the Euphrates. In the past few hours, the Kurdish forces have carried out a raid on Theban, clashing with the jihadists. Previously they had attacked with the support of Inherent Resolve a group of IS militiamen, operating along the river, in Shahil arresting four of them. Earlier, local special forces had captured a smuggler in Tal Tamis, on the border with Iraq. He was specialized in getting the terrorists out of the Al-Hol camp and transporting them to the neighboring country. The trafficking of arms, equipment and men of the Islamic State, who from the west then settle in Deir Ezzor or try to reach the neighboring nation, passes above all through Busayrah, Shahil and Dhiban. The network is very large and constantly evolving. It is no coincidence that Syrian fighters carry out recurring operations in the quadrant.

The Kurdish forces, however, are sounding a parallel alarm on security in the Al-Hol camp. The situation is deteriorating, the Islamic State is still very active inside

At the same time, however, the SDF sound the alarm on the situation in the Al-Hol camp. The infrastructure, in which thousands of Isis militiamen and their families are locked up, is less and less secure even if the Kurdish forces have strengthened their vigilance. In fact, in recent times there has been an escalation of murders. This is because the IS jihadists inside are still very active and try to impose their hegemony on civilians. Moreover, it is often the wives (Isis brides) of the terrorists who are the greatest danger. They preach the group’s propaganda also to children and severely punish those who rebel, regardless of gender and age. The Kurdistan authority is looking for a solution to transfer around 1,000 guests of the facility, considered low risk, away from extremists. This through a program of rehabilitation and reintegration into society, with the collaboration of the tribes living in Syrian Kurdistan.

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