Today, the SDF issued a statement in a press conference held in the Al-Omar oil field, and was read by the official spokesperson for the Deir ez-Zor Military Council, Lilwa Al-Abdullah, in which it announced the end of the second phase of the "Counter-Terrorism" campaign and said:
“Within the framework of pursuing the ISIS terrorist cells organization in the areas of Deir ez-Zor, in response to the calls of families, elders, and chieftains in the region, and in a complement to the first phase of the“ Counter-Terrorism” campaign, our forces were: the Syrian Democratic Forces along with the Women's Protection Units (YPJ), forces of Deir ez-Zor Military Council, Commandos Units, HAT forces, Internal Security Forces ( Asayîş ), Self-Defense Forces, Border Guard, and Military Police,
With air and ground support from the International Coalition against ISIS, it had launched on the 17th of July the second phase of the campaign "Counter-Terrorism" that targeted the dens of terrorists and all who wanted to destabilize security and stability in the areas of Basira, Al-Shuhail, Al-Zir, Al-Zubian and Al-Hawij in the northern countryside of Deir ez-Zor on the banks of the Euphrates.
At the end of this stage, the forces managed to achieve the planned goals.
The outcome of the raids and searching operations that targeted the dens of terrorism and the suspected persons within four days was as follows:
At this stage, our forces were able to arrest 31 terrorists and suspects, including a senior ISIS official.
They were also able to confiscate and seize numbers of individual Kalashnikov and BKS weapons, RBG launchers and M 16 weapon, in addition to 20 mines, equipment, controllers, detonating phones and a number of ferries intended for smuggling operations across the river.
Our forces also found an old terrorist organization warehouse, containing more than 1,000 mortar shells.
We, at the time we thank the people of the region for the assistance they provided to our forces, and facilitated the optimal end of the campaign, we pledge them to be the protective force for them in the face of terrorism and all those who begged themselves to strike at civil security and peace. At the same time, we confirm that we will continue our campaigns until the elimination of the last terrorist, and drying up the sources and swamps of black terrorism, which wreaked havoc and corruption in the region. "
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