Kurdish forces arrest pro-ISIS cell near Syria’s Afrin

Kurdish fighters of the YPG. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Afrin, Syria – A member of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) told ARA News that on Monday, the Kurdish anti-terrorism units in the Jenders area near the city of Afrin in Aleppo province, northern Syria, arrested what they described as a “terrorist cell”.

The cell raised the flag of the Islamic State on a primary school and was reportedly preparing to detonate explosives within the school.

The source pointed out that the Kurdish security forces of the Asayish in Afrin received information about the suspects’ movements in the vicinity the school two days ago, before arresting them.

“The Kurdish forces arrested 30 pro-ISIS suspects, most of whom are members of one family, while the Kurdish counter-terrorism units discovered a number of weapons and explosive devices in the homes of the suspects,” the source told ARA News, pointing out that interrogations are still ongoing.

Noteworthy, a printed announcement was distributed in the streets of Jender days before the incident, under the banner of the Islamic State, urging people to rise up against the Kurdish forces in Afrin and its environs. 


Reporting by: Jinda Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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