Two ISIS fighters, who sneaked from government-held areas, attacked a position of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) inside the town of Hajin in southeastern Deir Ezzor on June 27, according to the Hawar News Agency (ANHA).
The Kurdish Syrian agency, which is known for its close ties with the SDF, said that the terrorist came all the way from the Damascus desert, north of the governorate of al-Suwayda.
“SDF fighters, with support from the town’s locals, were able to eliminate the mercenaries [ISIS fighters] … According to our reporters, the situation inside the town is now stable,” ANHA’s report reads.
ISIS confirmed its responsibility for the attack in an official statement released by its news agency, Amaq. However, the terrorist group said that a single fighter carried out the attack. The group went on to claim that at least ten fighters of the SDF were killed and injured in the attack.
ANHA didn’t present any evidence confirming that the attacker came from the Damascus desert through government-held areas. These claims may be an attempt by the Kurdish-dominated SDF to blame Damascus for the deteriorating security situation in its areas, which are infested with ISIS cells.