On July 11, an IED, which had been planted by ISIS cells, exploded near a vehicle of the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) in the district of Nazlat Shihada in the southern part of the city of Raqqa, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq. The Syrian Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently blog confirmed the attack and said that no one was killed or injured.
A second attack was carried out by ISIS cells on an administrative building of the SDF in the village of al-Hamam in the western Daraa countryside. According to Amaq, ISIS fighters burned the entire building during the attack.
Furthermore, Amaq reported that ISIS cells shot and killed a fighter of the SDF in the city of al-Tabqah. This is the first attack of the terrorist group in the city since it was captured by the US-led coalition in May of 2017.
During this month, ISIS stepped up its operations in the SDF-held areas of eastern Syria. However, the US-led coalition and the SDF are yet to take any serious security measures, which threatens the peace and stability of these areas.