Terrorist act planned by IS cells thwarted

The Internal Security Forces (ISF)in the western countryside of Deir ez-Zor foiled a terrorist act that would have targeted the headquarters of the Court of Justice, Deir Ezzor Civil Council and an outpost of ISF in the town of Kasra.

The Internal Security Forces managed to foil a terrorist plot of ISIS sleeper cells in the town of Kasra in western Deir Ezzor countryside this morning.

The ISF raided two points in the village of Himmar al-Ali and the town of Kasra where a cell of ISIS mercenaries was holed up. The cell was arrested and weapons and equipment were seized.

Troops also seized improvised explosive devices, some weighing up to 70 kg. Internal Security sources said investigations were continuing.


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