U.S. forces airdrop in east Syria, arrest 4 IS members

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-29 02:00:41|Editor: huaxia

DAMASCUS, May 28 (Xinhua) -- U.S. forces airdropped in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Thursday, arresting four Islamic State (IS) members, a war monitor reported.

The airdrop took place in the village of Jadid Okeidat in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour after midnight as the U.S. forces besieged an area in the village with the help of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The forces used speakers to tell the people to remain indoors before they captured four IS members believed to be Iraqis, the UK-based watchdog group added.

The airdrop is the fourth to take place in Deir al-Zour in May.

The U.S. forces control areas in Deir al-Zour with the Kurdish-led SDF and they usually carry out airdrops to roundup suspected IS members. Enditem