On October 2, the Syrian Democratic Faces (SDF) announced that its Anti-Terror Forces, known as HAT, had arrested a dangerous bomb maker of ISIS during a special operation backed by the US-led coalition in the northeastern Syrian governorate of al-Hasakah.
“Our forces, enabled by the international coalition, have arrested a dangerous terrorist affiliated with Daesh [ISIS] and responsible for manufacturing IEDs [improvised explosive devices] and transporting them to Daesh cells in the countryside of al-Hasakah and Deir Ezzor,” Farhad Shami, a spokesman for the SDF, said.
The terrorist, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested from his home in the town of Markadah in the southern al-Hasakah countryside. SDF seized explosives and a number of weapons during the operation.
The Isis terrorist was arrested inside home in a Markda area in the southern countryside of Hasakah,by SDF pic.twitter.com/EFhzEADpav
— syrseal (@syrseal44) October 2, 2021
The SDF stepped up its operations against ISIS cells in northeastern Syria in the last few weeks with support from the US-led coalition. The group’s Anti-Terror Forces have been leading these operations.
The HAT was trained and equipped to conduct anti-terror operations by the US-led coalition. In a recent joint exercise, HAT fighters trained on M224 60 mortars and were introduced to M2A3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.
Anti-terror Forces (HAT) attend a Bradley Fighting Vehicle and mortar range hosted by Coalition forces in Hasakah Province, Syria, Sept. 29, 2021. Partner Forces continue to train with Coalition advisors to engage #Daesh wherever they arise. #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/Dpzvyqp1j4
— Special Ops Joint Task Force-Levant (@SOJTF_LEVANT) October 2, 2021
Despite much efforts by the SDF and the US-led coalition, ISIS cells continue to launch attacks in northeastern Syria, especially in al-Hasakah and Deir Ezzor.
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