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SEPTEMBER 2020

SDF Neutralizes ISIS’ Weapons & Logistics Smuggling Network In Deir Ezzor (Photos)

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on December 11 that its security forces had neutralized a weapons and logistics smuggling network working for ISIS.

In a statement, the Kurdish-led group said that the network was neutralized in a special operation that was carried out in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor. Several terrorists were captured.

“The operation was carried out to prevent flow of ammunition into the hands of ISIS cells which use them to terrorize the region,” the statement reads.

The SDF’s press center released photos showing loads of heavy and light weapons, which were seized in the course of the operation.

SDF Neutralizes ISIS' Weapons & Logistics Smuggling Network In Deir Ezzor (Photos)

Click to see original-size image. Source: (@SDF_Syria) on Twitter.

SDF Neutralizes ISIS' Weapons & Logistics Smuggling Network In Deir Ezzor (Photos)

Click to see original-size image. Source: (@SDF_Syria) on Twitter.

SDF Neutralizes ISIS' Weapons & Logistics Smuggling Network In Deir Ezzor (Photos)

Click to see original-size image. Source: (@SDF_Syria) on Twitter.

ISIS cells in eastern Syria intensified their terrorist attacks last October, attempting to take advantage of the Turkish-led attack on the SDF.

The SDF and the U.S.-led coalition stepped up their joint “anti-terrorism” activates in Deir Ezzor over the last few weeks. However, it is not yet clear if the coalition had participated in this particular operation.

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