Counter-Terrorism Units of the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) arrested a cell of ISIS terrorists cell during a raid in al-Sour town of Deir ez-Zor and seized a quantity of weapons and military equipment.
The SDF warns that it is holding thousands of ISIS militants and supporters across northern Syria. There is now fear that the on-going Turkish operations, which forced the SDF to divert troops to the north, may give the militants an opportunity to escape.
The SDF is calling for increased security at Al-Hol Camp where some 70,000 people linked to ISIS are being held. These calls have gained urgency following a number of escape attempts, as well as a message by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urging the group's cells to help such attempts.