On May 28, the U.S.-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) carried out another landing operation in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside.
Special forces of the U.S.-led coalition and the SDF landed by helicopters in the town of Jadeed Ekedat in the morning. According to the SDF’s Coordination and Military Operations Center, several ISIS members were apprehended during the operation.
“An airdrop operation conducted by our forces accompanied with the International Coalition in the town of Jadeed Ekedat east of Deir Ezzor resulted in the arrest of a number of ISIS sleeper cells members, equipment and weapons were seized in the location,” the center said in a short press release.
The coalition is yet to share any information about Jadeed Ekedat operation. Usually, such landing operations target high-ranking ISIS commanders.
Earlier this month, two senior ISIS commanders, identified as Ahmad ‘Isa Ismail al-Zawi and Ahmad ‘Abd Muhammad Hasan al-Jughayfi, were eliminated in a joint operation by the U.S.-led coalition and the SDF.
The coalition’s recent operations dealt a serious blow to ISIS cells in southeastern Deir Ezzor. Nevertheless, the group is still present and active in the region.