SDF arrests Canadian Islamic State member in Deir al-Zor

Editing Mohamad Alaa | Translation Muhammad Ghaith | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: January 15, 2019, 2:37:21 PM wire INTERNATIONALMILITARY People's Protection Units

Deir al-Zor - SMART

On Tuesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested a Canadian Islamic State (IS) member in the Deir al-Zor governorate, Eastern Syria.

The SDF is mainly comprised of the Kurdish People's Protection Units in addition to Arab, Turkmen, and Assyrian/Syriac military factions. The SDF is supported by the United States-backed International Coalition against the IS and fought it in al-Raqqa, Deir al-Zor, Aleppo, and al-Hasakah in Northeastern Syria.

An SDF media source reported that they arrested the Canadian-Ethiopian IS member Muhammad Abdullah Muhammad.

The source did not clarify how and where they arrested Muhammad. Clashes erupted between the SDF and IS on the perimeter of the town of al-Susah and village of al-Bubadran of the city of al-Bukamal, eastern Deir al-Zor.

On January 9, 2018, eight foreign IS members, including a German member and US members surrendered to the SDF in eastern Deir al-Zor.

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Editing Mohamad Alaa | Translation Muhammad Ghaith | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: January 15, 2019, 2:37:21 PM wire INTERNATIONALMILITARY People's Protection Units
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