Backed by U.S. forces, Syrian troops captured eight ISIS fighters and confiscated weapons, equipment, and documents during a large-scale raid. The Syrian Democratic Forces have been working with U.S. Special Operations troops to snuff out a possible Islamic State resurgence in the provinces of Deir al-Zour and Hassakeh. Air Force Maj. Gen. Eric Hill has commented that the SDF have been conducting well-planned and intelligence driven raids several times a week. While the overall number of ISIS attacks in the region are still considered to be on the low end, a slight rise in the amount has led to a harder crackdown by troops.
The Crossroads of Special Operations