UPDATE: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), at least one person was killed and a few others were injured in the blast.
No confirmed details on their nationality are available.
An explosion has hit an area near the US-French military base at the town of Ayn Issa, north of the city of Raqqa Pro-Kurdish/SDF sources reported on June 4.
According to reports, the explosion injured at least one “fighter” of US-led forces.
Breaking: An explosion close to a U.S.-French Military base in Ain Eissa northern of #Raqqa city.
— Hammurabi’s Justice News (@Hammurabi_News) 4 June 2018
It is unclear yet what caused the explosion. However, accoridng to local sources, most likely the area was hit by a car bomb or an IED.
The area of Ayn Issa is controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The core of the group is Kurdish militias YPG, YPJ and their political wing – PYD. Recently, a number of anti-SDF protests has taken place in the major cities across the SDF-held area.
According to reports, at least 200 US and 75 French troops are using Ayn Issa as their operation base.
The situation is developing.