One person was killed and seven others were injured in a car bomb explosion in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, which is controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack via its news agency Amaq. According to reprots, the killed person was identified as an SDF intelligence officer, Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Muhammad.
It’s interesting to note that the car bomb attack took place amid the developing tensions between the SDF and Turkey-led forces in northern Syria. Recently, the SDF and the US-led coalition have significantly boosted security measrues in the area. However, even these efforts did not allow them to prevent the ISIS attack inside the SDF stronghold.