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SDF Security Forces Arrest Senior Aide Of Al-Baghdadi


SDF Security Forces Arrest Senior Aide Of Al-Baghdadi

Ossama Abu Awayd

On Number 30, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that their counter-terrorism units arrested a senior ISIS security leader named Ossama Abu Awayd during a special operation in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.

“Abu Awayd is one of the most prominent jihadists within ISIS. The terrorist had been in charge of security affairs in ISIS-held region across Syrian north cities such as Raqqa and Deir Ezzor,” the SDF media center said in a press release.

A spokesman for the SDF, Mustafa Bali, revealed that Abu Awayd is a close aide of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. According to Bali, the terrorist leader organized more than 40 attacks against civilians and personnel of the SDF in the last few months.

Earlier this month, the SDF’s security forces arrested a key ISIS commander, who was responsible for the assassination of prominent tribal leader Sheikh Basheer Faisal al-Huwaidi, during a similar special operation in the governorate of Raqqa.

The SDF has stepped up is security operations against ISIS cells in northeastern Syria recently. However, the terrorist group is still operating freely in the region, likely by exploiting the tension between the local Arab population and the Kurdish-dominated group.

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  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    How is it possible that attacks against Kurds is “terrorism?”

    • Valerianus Maximus

      I prefer to think of such attacks as “counter-terrorism.” ;-)

  • FlorianGeyer

    Ossama Abu Awayd is likely in the VIP Lounge of Air America as we speak :)

  • Tommy Jensen

    Wasnt he arrested in the media in Mosul, Raqqa and Libya too?? With a new passport.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Exploiting what tensions, you mean like the fact that the US is forcing the Arabs to fight in the SDF against their will, Gee I wonder if Isis is trying to exploit that particular tension, I know I would if I were fighting the US, and I also know it’d be the best recruiting tool I could use. Forced enlistment in a foreign army, it sounds like a story from Africa but it’s not, it’s what the US does to Arabs in Syria. Hi UN.

    • Bill Wilson

      At least they get three hots and a cot out of the deal.

  • Sinbad2

    He was arrested whilst having dinner with Colonel Chuck Chunder USMC.

  • Valerianus Maximus

    Merely a photo op for the sheeple. This guy wasn’t arrested, rather trotted out for propaganda. He gets to go back to killing Syrians right away.

  • potcracker2588

    We are still victims of tyrants and of
    the tyranny of our own ignorance and complicity. We are engaged in
    bloody Armageddon, but are mostly unconscious of who the enemy is,
    what weapons they are using, and what it is that they are after.

    Some question why things are so bad, why the “good” seem so helpless
    and why they seem to end in early graves?

    The answer to this and to our overall
    predicament can be provided by anyone conversant with the principles
    of the game of chess. A chess master will give his student audience
    four pieces of advice from which we can learn. He will say that the
    first thing that is needed is a sense of patience. He will say next
    that a sense of timing is essential.

    Then comes one’s knowledge of the
    opponent, and finally, the clincher, the willingness to make any and
    all sacrifices to win. Now, can we see why we have the problems we
    do? The good have no patience, no sense of timing, zero knowledge of
    the opponent, and because of their inherent morality, are not able
    to make the necessary sacrifices. Compare this to the enemy.

    They have endless patience, with
    strategies lasting millennia; they have an excellent sense of
    timing, moving in gradual stages while planning a long way ahead;
    they have intense knowledge of us; and most importantly, they are
    not the least bit hesitant to make any and all sacrifices that are

    In fact, that is exactly what they have
    been doing.