The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on November 15 that its units had arrested three terrorists affiliated with ISIS in joint operations with the U.S.-led coalition.
In a statement, the group said the fist terrorist was arrested in the town of Jadeed Ekedat in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside.
The second terrorist was arrested while attempting to smuggle relatives of ISIS fighters out from the notorious al-Hawl camp in the eastern countryside of al-Hasakah. SDF forces seized several weapons which were with the terrorist.
The third terrorist, a former field commander of ISIS, was apprehended in the northern outskirts of al- Shaddadi town in the southern al-Hasakah countryside.
The SDF and the U.S.-led coalition intensified their security operations against ISIS cells in northeastern Syria this year. The group has been very active in the region, especially in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside.
Hundreds of ISIS members were arrested over the last few months. However, the terrorist group’s influence continues to grow in the northeastern region. In some areas, like Deir Ezzor, the group is thriving on the high tension between the Kurdish-led SDF and the Arab population.
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