The cooperation between the security services and the Syrian army protects cities from ISIS attacks and curbs terrorist operations
Over the past years, the Syrian security services, in cooperation with the Syrian army, have thwarted ISIS plans to destabilize the regions of the Syrian state.
Through a series of combing operations, raids and searches, the Syrian security forces were able to thwart the terrorist organization’s efforts to launch operations targeting civilians, especially in the centers of Syrian cities, while the Syrian army severally carried out extensive combing operations, especially in the Badia areas where the organization’s cells are spread, to eliminate ISIS movements.
Last April, the Syrian warplanes intensified their overflights in Hama desert after repeated ISIS attacks, and succeeded in destroying 5 ISIS sites and 3 vehicles, in addition to killing and wounding at least 25 of its gunmen.
During search and combing operations in Deir Ezzor desert this March, Syrian army units found an ISIS den in the vicinity of the town of “Al-Duwair” of the city of “Al-Mayadin” in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which contained protective masks from chemical weapons in addition to cylinder-bombs, western-made ammunition, communication devices, and IEDs.
The security services in Homs confiscated quantities of weapons and ammunition in the northern countryside of the governorate, some of which were western-made, in addition to seizing similar weapons in the countryside of Daraa, which the militants were using in their operations.
In response to the targeting of civilian buses on “Deir Ezzor-Palmyra” road early this year, the Syrian army units, after extensive combing operations, killed /5/ terrorists who were involved in targeting the buses in “Deir Ezzor” desert near the vicinity of “Al-Tanf” US base, which has been turned into a support center for ISIS terrorists.
Last May, the security services, in cooperation with the people in the Syrian Badia, succeeded in targeting a group of ISIS terrorists, arresting 3 of them and killing 3 others, as the three terrorists revealed in their confessions that the organization received direct support from the American forces in “Al-Tanf” base, in addition to funding, supplying weapons, and instructions to target the Syrian army’s sites and civilians, while securing “Al-Tanf” area in the vicinity of the US base to be a safe place for them after carrying out their terrorist operations.
The success of the Syrian security services in controlling security and stability and limiting ISIS activity and influence has prevented its terrorists from implementing their plans. The past few years witnessed a remarkable state of security stability in the areas of the Syrian state, where no ISIS operation was recorded in the city centers under the procedures of the security services, and the activities of the terrorists were limited to the remote Badia areas, with pursuing them.
It is noteworthy that the areas outside the control of the Syrian state are still suffering from ISIS attacks, whether in the north of Syria or in the Jazira areas, where the forces controlling those areas have failed to stop the activity of ISIS cells.