Two Anti-ISIS Operations | One ISIS leader eliminated and two other terrorists captured in Deir Ezzor Countryside

On May 16th and 17th, our SDF counter-terrorism units (YAT), with support from the international coalition forces, conducted two successful security operations in the Deir Ezzor countryside. These operations targeted a leader of ISIS cells and dismantled another ISIS cell.

First Operation:

Based on intelligence, our YAT units targeted, on May 16th, an ISIS cell leader named Amjad Hassan (aka Abu Zainab) in the town of Al-Busaira, eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The terrorist Amjad was responsible for the VBIED attack on our SDF military post in al-Shuhail on May 10th, which resulted in the martyrdom of three of our SDF fighters.  Our YAT units surrounded Amjad’s place and called for his surrender, yet he refused and opened fire at our forces who dealt with the situation professionally and eliminated him.

Second Operation:

On May 17th, our YAT units conducted an operation in the al-Dashisha desert, the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. This operation targeted an active ISIS terrorist cell with close ties to the terrorist Amjad. The cell was responsible for facilitating the movement of ISIS operatives between Syria and Iraq. The operation resulted in two terrorists linked to ISIS were captured, a hideout used by ISIS for movement was destroyed, and weapons and mobile phones were seized.

The Total confiscations:

  • AK 47 /1/
  • Pistol /1/
  • Pistol magazines /2/
  • Hand grenades /2/
  • Night vision binoculars /1/
  • Sniper binoculars /1/
  • Wi-Fi Router /1/
  • Mobile phones /5/
  • A quantity of Ammunitions and explosive materials

Our SDF forces reaffirm their commitment to pursuing ISIS cells throughout north and eastern Syria through successful operations aimed at preventing ISIS from threatening civilians and destabilizing the region’s security and stability.


SDF Media Center 

May 19, 2024

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