The Media Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces published a statement in this regard on its official website saying:
Our battles against IS terrorist organization in Rojava and North Syria are continuing, achieving more victories, while IS receives harsh blows to eradicate it, our forces continue to follow the sleeper cells to IS organization and collect the necessary information and data about the activities of these cells. Consequently, crucial achievements were made: both in terms of thwarting many of the terrorist attacks planned by IS terrorist organization or the arrest of many of the terrorists who were involved in the planning and implementation of previous terrorist operations.
AL-Jazeera Tempest campaign, which was launched in 2018 and liberated large areas, and IS is nearing total defeat, the terrorist organization moved to the areas liberated as cells disguised to create chaos and destabilize security and stability, and the result of information received, after long and accurate follow-up by our anti-terrorist units we were able to arrest the terrorists, their names are: "Amr Ozonoglu of Turkish nationality, Abdul Raouf Turani of Afghan nationality, Muhammad Jawad Khan and Asmat Atayev of Russian nationality" who were specifically charged with carrying out terrorist attacks where they had a prominent role in the terrorist attacks that took place in this province, where our forces arrested them on 9 January in a special operation
The cell that was arrested had a major role in planning and executing many of the terrorist attacks on al-Tabqa and al-Raqqa earlier.