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Joint Coalition and SDF Operation Ends With 3 ISIS Leaders’ Arrests

A recent joint operation by the SDF and International Coalition has resulted in the capture of three ISIS leaders and around 20 other people reports North Press.
Joint Coalition and SDF Operation Ends With 3 ISIS Leaders’ Arrests

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with the support of the International Coalition, arrested three Islamic State (ISIS) leaders at dawn on Sunday in the town of Thiban in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

“The International Coalition provided air support during the operation that resulted in the arrest of the Emir of al-Zakat, the Emir of Finance, and the leader in charge of the assassinations before ISIS’ military defeat,” a source from the SDF said.

“The operation also resulted in the arrest of about 20 persons, including ISIS sleeper agents and collaborators,” the source told North Press.

The source pointed out that the operation took two hours, and that there were clashes with machine guns, without casualties reported.

The operation took place in the neighborhoods of al-Latwa, al-Bu Ezzeddin and al-Hajjaj, and the militants possessed machine guns and newly equipped devices for detonation.

On Sept. 25, 2020, in cooperation with the International Coalition, the SDF launched an operation targeting ISIS tunnels and trafficking routes in Wadi al-Ajij in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

Early on Sunday, the International Coalition announced that it launched a series of airstrikes on ISIS camps in a remote area in the Syrian desert in the early hours of the morning.

This came in a statement by the International Coalition spokesperson, Col. Wayne Marotto, in which he said, “The Badia desert is a known terrorist safe haven.”

“ISIS uses these desolate war-torn spaces to train fighters and plot their malicious terrorist attacks throughout the region and abroad,” Marotto said.

 

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