Suspected ISIS cells attack internal security police in Deir ez-Zor

During the suspected ISIS attack, one female civilian was injured.
A member of the Syrian Kurdish Asayish security forces stands guard at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp, on 28 August 2022 (Photo: AFP)
A member of the Syrian Kurdish Asayish security forces stands guard at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp, on 28 August 2022 (Photo: AFP)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Suspected ISIS members on Friday attacked the administrative centre of the Asayish (Internal Security Forces) in al-Basira City east of Deir ez-Zor with four RPG shells, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

During the suspected ISIS attack, one female civilian was injured.

Also on Tuesday, a female member of the Asayish was killed in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province in al-Basira.

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Despite the announcement of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and coalition forces regarding the territorial defeat of ISIS in Syria back in March 2019, the extremist group has persisted as a significant threat through guerilla warfare, particularly in the Deir ez-Zor province. 

This region has also been plagued by tribal conflicts, further exacerbating the challenges faced.

In northeast Syria, the SDF and the US-led coalition regularly join forces to focus their operations in the Deir ez-Zor region.