YPJ announced the arrest of a prominent mercenary leader in the terrorist organization ISIS in a special operation in Deir ez-Zor.

The YPJ (Women’s Defense Units) Media Center announced the arrest of a prominent mercenary leader in ISIS in a special operation by the YPJ, also joined by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Deir ez-Zor.

According to the YPJ statement on Sunday, the terrorist, Muhammad al-Bakhit, also known as Abu Ghamid, had been involved in terrorist activities for a long time, and was taken into custody during a successful special operation.

“Originating from the Al-Shahil area in Deir ez-Zor, Abu Ghamid joined the Free Syrian Army in 2011, during the early changes in the Middle East. He held a leadership position in the Free Syrian Army, actively operating in Azaz, Aleppo, and Idlib. He also fought directly against YPJ and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the Al-Yarubiyah area,” the statement said.

YPJ pointed out that: “Abu Ghamid played a significant role in ISIS’s terrorist activities in the region and in Turkey for years. After the liberation of Deir ez-Zor from ISIS, he returned to the Al-Shahil area. Together with another mercenary leader named Ibrahim Al-Hafl, he formed a brigade called the “Bujamaal Revolutionaries Brigade.” This formation, affiliated with ISIS, aimed to incite tensions and strife between the locals and the SDF. His actions led to the martyrdom of many fighters and the destruction of military equipment, among other crimes.”

The statement said: “On June 26, while secretly crossing from Syrian regime-controlled areas to Al-Shahil in Deir ez-Zor, Abu Ghamid was captured in a special operation by YPJ fighters. At the time of his arrest, he was aiming to incite the local population, especially the tribes, against the SDF, spreading fear and disrupting the existing security and stability in the region.”


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