Security forces in Manbij bust ISIS sleeper cell involved in several attacks


The Manbij Internal Security Forces on Monday released a statement announcing the arrest of a group of six people, including two women, accused of being responsible for at least ten sleeper cell attacks in the city.

“Recently, terrorist attacks and bombings targeted a number of civilians and security locations in the city of Manbij, the latest of which was a security check-point that was hit by a car bomb by the terrorist factions led by Turkey,” the local police force said.

In a recent operation, however, security forces uncovered an Islamic State sleeper cell “consisting of 6 terrorists, including two women, who carried out several bombings and assassinations dating back to last year.”

The security forces affirmed that, according to investigations conducted by the Manbij security department’s Bureau of Investigation, this group carried out ten bombings using explosive devices (IEDs) as well as bicycles and car bombs in the past two months.

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Source: Kurdistan 24