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SDF Releases Details Of Its Recent Operation Against ISIS Cells In Deir Ezzor (Video)


SDF Releases Details Of Its Recent Operation Against ISIS Cells In Deir Ezzor (Video)

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On February 18, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) shared the details of its large operation against ISIS cells in Deir Ezzor.

The operation was launched on February 4 to avenge Saada al-Hermas and Hind al-Khudair, two local SDF officials who were assassinated by ISIS cells in southeastern Deir Ezzor last month. The SDF ended the operation, which covered the entire SDF-held part of Deir Ezzor, on February 14.

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In an official statement, the SDF reveled that 87 members of ISIS cells in Deir Ezzor were apprehended in the course of the ten-day operation.

The captives included the assailants responsible for the murder of al-Hermas and al-Khudair, as well as Ibrahim Abdul Razak, a local ISIS commander known as “Hitler.”

“During this operation, we dealt a severe blow to ISIS’s attempts to revitalize itself and intensify its activities, and the campaign achieved its goals,” the statement reads.

SDF units also uncovered a tunnel dug by the terrorist group in the town of al-Dshishah in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

In the course of the operation, the following weapons were seized by the SDF:

  • 15 AK-type assault rifles;

  • A Uzi submachine gun;

  • Four Sniper rifles;

  • Eight handguns;

  • Five hunting rifles;

  • Two hand grenades;

  • Two landmines.

Several units from the People’s Protection Units, the Women’s Protection Units and the SDF’s security forces, Asayish, took part in the operation. The US-led coalition also provided support.

The large-scale operation may have inflicted some losses on ISIS cells in Deir Ezzor. However, it didn’t end the terrorist group’s presence in the region.



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