A convoy of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) was ambushed late on December 7 by ISIS terrorists in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that two terrorists on a motorcycle targeted the convoy as it was passing near the town of Hajin. Three fighters of the SDF were killed and three others were injured.
“The area [Hajin] is witnessing a security alert and an intense deployment of SDF personnel, who imposed a curfew,” the UK-based monitoring group’s report reads.
The new attack came amid a series of “anti-terrorist” operations by the SDF and the U.S.-led coalition. Most of these operations took place in Deir Ezzor’s southeastern countryside.
Few hours after the attack, a joint force of the SDF and the U.S.-led coalition raided the town of al-Shheell, north of Hajin, and arrested two men. It’s still unclear if the men were linked to the attack on the SDF convoy.
ISIS cells in northeast Syria, especially in Deir Ezzor, intensified their operations last October taking advantage of the Turkish-led attack on the region.