BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The U.S. military conducted a night time operation against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terror organization in eastern Syria on Sunday evening, local tribesmen reported via social media on Monday.

According to the reports, U.S. paratroopers landed in the Shaytat area of the Deir Ezzor Governorate, where they later raided a suspected Islamic State sleeper cell.

The reports said the U.S. paratroopers were transported to the Shaytat area by three army helicopters.

The U.S. military later arrested three suspected Islamic State members before leaving the area via helicopter.

This is not the first time that locals have reported U.S. special operations taking place at night; however since the Islamic State lost Al-Raqqa, these types of operations have become more prevalent.

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Arrested? More like rescued.

Shaun Ramewe
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Yep ~ sneakily rescued and remorphed ~ like always.

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SDF has been cracking down on sleeper cells since some two weeks. Likely they received info from IS turncoats and from those arrested during the first arrests. They have taken out a few dozen cells already and more to follow. While concentrating on IS cells, around Manbij, they concentrate on MIT cells. Likely, in the Valley, they will concentrate on government cells.

I expect a large expansion of SDF forces now they have captured enough to arm some 10 to 15k new fighters/ soldiers.

Heavy arms will renain the weak point of SDF forces.