BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) recently captured three Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists in eastern Syria, the group’s official media wing announced today.
According to the official media wing of the SDF, their troops captured three foreign ISIS fighters from Canada, Germany, and Turkey.
Below is the official statement regarding the three foreign ISIS members:
In this context, 3 ISIS terrorists from Turkey, Canada and Germany have been captured as a result of special operations conducted by our Anti-Terror Units (YAT).
-The terrorist named Dirk Richard Pleil, German national who crossed Turkish-Syrian border in 2015 and joined ISIS, has been working within the ranks of the organization as a doctor-prosthetist but at times has been also directly involved in atrocities committed by the terrorist organization.
-The terrorist named Mohammad Ali, who is a Canadian citizen, was a one of the ISIS number-one snipers. He trained thousands of terrorists in Hasakah, Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor and participated himself in dozens of criminal acts. He also was able to cross to Syria from Turkey without any hindrance.
In Syria, he was known as Abu Turab al-Kanadi and via his social media accounts he was encouraging people to join ISIS. In 2014, following the atrocious attacks that led to the deaths of Canadian soldiers in Quebec and Ottawa, again using his social media accounts, he called for increasing terrorist assaults, declaring that civilians or security personal should be killed as “infidels”.
He stated that those who want to join the ISIS, should go to Turkey and contact him from there. It is known that he help whole group from Toronto cross to Syria via Turkey and join ISIS.
-The terrorist Ergün Orhan is a Turkish national born in Germany who after contacting the ISIS through social media, crossed to Syria from Turkey in 2015 and joined the organization. He was active in Jarablus and Raqqa.
These terrorists who were captured by our forces, have came to Syria to join ISIS thanks to Turkish help, they had confessed it themselves. We know that many members of the group who committed inhuman crimes are organized into small cells in many regions and prepared to carry out massacres at the first opportunity We would like to point out that these cells, which want to perpetuate attacks, are rendered ineffective before even taking action as a result of special operations conducted by our forces. We have announced to the public that many of the Middle East and European nationals have been arrested and many of them have been rendered ineffective. We are determined to continue our struggle successfully and its results will be announced to our people and to the public.