October 02, 2019

Forces in Syria’s Manbij kill ISIS suspect carrying bomb-making materials

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: Kurdistan 24

Journalist Wladimir Van Wilgenburg

A counter-terrorism unit from a local council in the northern Syrian city of Manbij killed a man in possession of bomb-making materials on Tuesday while he was attempting to escape capture on a motorcycle.

According to a statement by the US-backed Manbij Military Council (MMC), one of its patrols first observed suspicious behavior by the man on the road leading to Awn Dadat village, north of the city.

MMC forces decided to pursue the individual who then tried to speed away on the motorcycle, resulting in the patrol shooting and killing him. Following his death, security forces found advanced claymore mines, electronics, batteries, and other equipment used in bomb-making.

Read the full story and more in Kurdistan 24.


  • Nicholas Heras

    Former Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a former Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. His work focused on the analysis of complex...