Militants who planned further explosions in Manbij, Syria, were detained, according to the city’s Military Council press service, RIA Novosti reported on January 17.
According to the statement, the local anti-terror forces detained a unit of seven militants, who were members of the Turkish-backed opposition.
According to the Military Council, the terrorists planned further explosions and other acts of terror under direct commands from the Wrath of Euphrates group and the Turkish intelligence service. A large number of various weapons and ammunition were seized from the militants upon search.
An explosion, presumably performed by a suicide bomber, took place on Wednesday, January 16, in a restaurant in the city of Manbij. According to the President of Turkey Tayyip Erdoğan, 20 people were killed, including two military servicemen and two civilians from the USA. Islamic State (organization banned in Russia) claimed responsibility for the act of terror.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency