SDF prevents alleged attack on US-led coalition in Deir al-Zor
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested ISIS members who were planning to attack the US-led coalition, the Syria-based Rojava Media Centre (RMC) reported on Sunday.
"Many #ISIS members, who were allegedly preparing an attack on the International #Coalition Forces in the Haqil Omer Gaz facilities area in Deir ez-Zor (Deir al-Zor), were caught in the operation organized by the #SDF," the RMC tweeted.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported that the SDF arrested villagers near the Zaiban's primary oil refineries in Deir al-Zor with coalition support.
Recently, ISIS increased its attacks in northeast Syria, especially in Deir al-Zor. On Apr. 17, ISIS spokesperson Abu Omar al-Muhajir claimed the group would avenge the killing of the previous ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi, who was killed in February alongside his spokesperson Abu Hamza al-Qurashi.
Seven people were killed and four injured in an ISIS attack in Syria's Abu Khashab in the Deir al-Zor countryside on Apr. 27 during an attack on a tribal leader and former official in the Deir al-Zor Civil Council.
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