On the night of September 19, ISIS cells ambushed a convoy consisting of more than 30 vehicles of the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the district of Geweran in the southern part of the city of al-Hasakah, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq.
In details, ISIS cells targeted the convoy while it was passing in the “60s street” in Geweran with an IED. Then, several members of the terrorist group attacked the convoy with machine guns.
According to Amaq, 15 personnel of the SDF and the US-led coalition, including US service members, were killed and 25 others were injured in the attack. Furthermore, 3 vehicles were supposedly destroyed.
Several Kurdish activists denied the ISIS claims and said that there was no attack at all. However, the SDF and the US-led coalition have not commented on the matter so far.
During the last two months, ISIS cells stepped up their operations against the US-led coalition and its proxies. Most of the attacks took place in Arab-populated areas in the governorates of al-Hasakah and al-Raqqa. This is a big challenge to the Kurdish-dominate SDF and its backers.