Unknown gunmen, who are believed to be members of ISIS, ambushed a convoy of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern Deir Ezzor countryside on February 10, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
In details, several gunmen riding motorcycle opened fire at a convoy of the Kurdish group while it was passing on the road between the towns of al-Sad and al-Rubiydah. The convoy returned fire. However, all attackers managed to escape.
The number of casualties remains unknown. Furthermore, the SDF’s press center has not commented on the incident as for now.
According to data provided by the SOHR, ISIS cells have killed more than 189 people in northeastern Syria since August 2018. Most of the victims were fighters of the SDF, but the number also includes civilians and local figures.
In response to this new threat, the SDF security forces stepped up its operations, especially in the Arab areas. However, the terrorist group’s cells are still operating all over the northeastern region with a lot of freedom.
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