Suspected ISIS leader arrested in Deir ez-Zor

The operation, supported by the US-led coalition, resulted in the confiscation of weapons held by the captured ISIS leader.
HAT captured an ISIS leader in a special operation in Deir ez-Zor on Saturday (Photo: Internal Security Forces)
HAT captured an ISIS leader in a special operation in Deir ez-Zor on Saturday (Photo: Internal Security Forces)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Internal Security Forces (also known as Asayish) stated that their special forces 'HAT' captured an ISIS leader in a special operation in Deir ez-Zor on Saturday.

The operation, supported by the US-led Coalition, resulted in the confiscation of weapons held by the captured ISIS leader.

According to a statement released by Asayish, once the preliminary investigations are concluded, the ISIS leader will be handed over to the court for further legal proceedings.

On July 19th, another operation took place in the al-Shaddadi area of al-Dashisha town, where the Syrian Democratic Forces' Anti-Terrorism Units, known as YAT, were supported by the International Coalition and actively aided by the Iraqi Kurdish Counter-Terrorism Group (CTG). 

During the operation, three ISIS members were successfully arrested, and weapons were also confiscated.

Despite ISIS losing all of its territorial control in 2019, the group has plagued the Deir ez-Zor province with substantial ongoing insurgent activity.

The SDF forces, with the backing of Coalition forces, regularly conduct raids in this region.

Earlier this month, the SDF deployed reinforcements to Deir ez-Zor following protests sparked by the burning of the Quran in Sweden. Some protesters were also seen carrying ISIS flags.