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Several SDF Fighters Killed Or Injured In Operation To Capture ISIS Cell Commander

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Several SDF Fighters Killed Or Injured In Operation To Capture ISIS Cell Commander

by: sdf-press.com

At least six fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed during a recent operation to capture an ISIS cell commander in southeastern Deir Ezzor.

Baladi News, a pro-opposition outlet, said the operation, which took place on July 16, involved an air-landing by a joint special force from the SDF and the US-led coalition in al-Tukihi. The unnamed ISIS commander was reportedly hiding in a civilian house inside the town.

ISIS confirmed the incident and revealed that its commander was killed when US-led coalition warplanes carried out an airstrike on his hideout after the failure of the air-landing.

“A number of [US-led] international coalition soldiers and PKK [ISIS term for the SDF] personnel were killed and wounded during the clashes, in which the Islamic State [ISIS] fighter was also killed after refusing to surrender himself … His house was bombed by the international coalition warplanes,” a press release by ISIS’ news agency, Amaq, reads.

Several SDF Fighters Killed Or Injured In Operation To Capture ISIS Cell Commander

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Local sources claimed that the airstrike killed at least five civilians who were near the hideout. However, these claims have not been confirmed, so far.

This was the latest of a series of joint anti-terrorist operation by the SDF and the US-led coalition in northeastern Syria. Last week, a major financer of ISIS was killed during a similar operation in eastern Deir Ezzor.

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  • Jens Holm

    Nice to see things actually happend there, and it was no fake

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    If the intel was good they should have just bombed him in the first place and they wouldn’t have 6 dead.

  • You can call me Al

    Yhis is such a mess after such a long time. SAA / Russia, take Idlib. Russians special forces creep into the East and start assassinating and ISIS or SDF that moves.

  • Ronald

    Whats this, perception management to counter the photo of the ISIS flag flying in “Kurdistan”.