The Syrian Democratic Forces and the U.S.-led coalition have captured a senior ISIS commander and an explosive expert of the terrorist group in two separate operations in northeastern Syria, the SDF’s Coordination and Military Operations Center announced on October 6.
The terrorist commander and the explosives expert were identified as Abu Tayep and Nawraz al-Jalud. Both terrorists were apparently captured in al-Hasakah.
“Abu Tayep was Daesh emir of IED planting in Hasakah who killed innocent people … Al-Jalud did an IED attack on medical clinic in al-Horba. His 2 #ISIS brothers killed in Tal Abyad 2 years ago,” the SDF’s Coordination and Military Operations Center wrote on Twitter.
Last month, the SDF’s security forces eliminated Abu Omar al-Suri, a prominent commander of ISIS cells in Syria’s northeastern region.
Despite these security operations, ISIS cells are still active in northeastern Syria. The terrorist group is working to exploit ethnical tensions between Arabs and the Kurdish-led authorities in the region.