Security services in Syria's Raqqa uncover Islamic State cell

By REUTERS
September 30, 2018 14:49
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BEIRUT - Security forces in northern Syria’s Raqqa city said on Sunday they had uncovered an Islamic State sleeper cell which was plotting series of large attacks across the devastated city.

Raqqa served as the de facto capital of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate until it was retaken by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia alliance last October.A spokesman for the Raqqa Internal Security Forces set up by the SDF said it had killed two members of an Islamic State cell and detained five others during an operation on Saturday.

They also found a car bomb at the site of the operation and unearthed a large cache of arms and land mines buried nearby.


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