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SDF arrests member of ISIS sleeper cell in Syria’s east Deir ez-Zor

(North Press) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced, on Sunday, that they had arrested a member of an Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cell in the northern countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

This came in a tweet by the SDF Coordination and Military Operations Center on Twitter, in which it revealed that the operation took place in the al-Azba area north of Deir ez-Zor.      

They added that the operation took place with the participation of the US-led Global Coalition, as weapons and equipment were confiscated during the raid.

On December 21, the SDF announced that it had arrested the leader, Abd al-Rahman Hamid al-Khair, the emir of booby traps and the manufacture of explosive devices during the period of the organization’s control of Deir ez-Zor.  

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