On September 30, security forces of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced in an official statement that it had neutralized a dangerous ISIS cell in a special security operation inside the northeastern city of Raqqa.
“The targets [terrorist elements] were located in the street of Basil near the neighborhood of Diriyah inside two houses used by the terrorist cell as a hideout to prepare its missions and command its elements. Later, the special forces raided the hideout and clashed with the cell, as a result two elements were killed and five others were arrested,” the SDF’s security forces said in their official statement.
During the operation, which was carried out on September 29, security forces seized two AK-47 assault rifles, a hand gun, seven hand grenades, three explosive belts, eleven anti-tank mines, artillery rounds, and large amount of C4 explosives. A ready to use vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) was also found near the terrorist cell hideout.
The city of Raqqa witnessed a series of attacks by ISIS cells in the last few months. The attackers mainly used IEDs and mines to target vehicles and personnel of the SDF. However, many civilians were injured and killed.
Weapons seized by the SDF’s security forces: