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U.S.-led Coalition, SDF Arrest Several Civilians During New “Anti-Terrorism” Operation In Deir Ezzor

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U.S.-led Coalition, SDF Arrest Several Civilians During New “Anti-Terrorism” Operation In Deir Ezzor

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The U.S.-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested several civilians during a new “anti-terrorism” operation in Syria’s Deir Ezzor.

Local sources in the eastern governorate said that the operation took place early on December 7 in the town of Darnaj. Airborne special forces of the coalition took part in the operation, which lasted for more than six hours.

According to the sources, the following individuals were arrested:

  • Ahmad al-Hussein al-Jamil, a civilian;
  • Jalal al-Hussein al-Jamil, a civilian;
  • Sa’id al-Abdullah, a civilian;
  • Two civilians, sons of Aid al-Abdullah;
  • Kamal al-Hussein al-Jamil, a former ISIS fighter.

The U.S.-led coalition and the SDF resumed their joint “anti-terrorism” operations last month after a short pause. The operations were halted last October due to the Turkish-led attack on northeast Syria.

These “anti-terrorism” operations, which are meant to counter the ISIS influence in eastern Syria, are being criticized by some locals. Last month, a civilian was reportedly killed by coalition fire during a similar operation.

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