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IS changes modus operandi in east of Euphrates

The Syrian Democratic Forces banned wearing the niqab in the towns and villages of Raqqa after members of IS cells used it to carry out attacks.
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RAQQA, Syria — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) killed an Islamic State (IS) emir in the village of al-Ruz, east of Deir ez-Zor, nicknamed Abu Omar al-Suri.

In a statement published Sept. 26 on its website, the SDF described the emir as the mastermind of terrorist attacks in the region. Abu Omar, who was responsible for arming and transporting IS sleeper cells, was killed by the SDF after he resisted arrest and used grenades against them, according to the SDF statement.

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