Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria arrest dozens accused of spying

DAYRIK, Syria — During a series of security operations, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) of North and East Syria arrested more than 40 people accused of spying for forces hostile to the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA), such as Turkey, the Syrian regime, and others. The detainees were recruited to conduct espionage and sabotage.

Through their subversive acts, said the ISF, the detainees threatened the lives of residents in North and East Syria.

Among those detained is Abdul Ahad Adam, a Syriac who works as an employee of the Syrian regime’s agriculture department in Dayrik (Al-Malikiyah). Adam admitted during questioning to spying on behalf of the Syrian regime and working to strike at the interests of the DAA. He was released several days after his arrest with a warning and having pledged not to carry out actions and activities against the interests of the peoples of North and East Syria.