The Syrian Democratic Forces confirmed from the first day of the announcement of the elimination of ISIS mercenaries geographically in March 23 of this year, that the elimination of ISIS mercenaries geographically does not mean the end of the threat of ISIS, and the continuing danger is the presence of many of its sleeper cells in the liberated areas committing crimes.
The city of Manbij was among the most northern and eastern regions of Syria where terrorist operations were carried out before and after the announcement of the elimination of ISIS mercenaries in its last pocket in Deir Ezzor countryside, where ISIS recruited dozens of mercenaries as sleeper cells within the area of Manbij to carry out its criminal plans such as bombings, assassinations and others.
However, the ISF and its security forces in Manbij city and its countryside continued to monitor and hunt down these cells, and managed to dismantle several cells and arrest many mercenaries, but recently managed to capture a cell that is the largest ISIS cell to be captured in Manbij which is involved in several terrorist acts in the city of Manbij and its countryside.
The cell, run by mercenaries Abu Mustafa, is one of the largest ISIS mercenary cells in the city of Manbij and consists of 18 people, including seven women involved in several crimes. The confessions of the cell elements will be presented to the public within the next few days.