The U.S.-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) carried out on November 22 a joint counter-terrorism operation in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the operation targeted ISIS cells in the town of Dhiban, which is located in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.
“The SDF arrested around five people in the town of Dhiban, among them former members of the Islamic State [ISIS],” the monitoring group’s report reads.
In the course of the operation, U.S. attack helicopters targeted a house in Dhiban, killing a civilian and injuring his wife. Local sources identified the victim as Khalid al-Hamoud al-Hamadi al-Hussein. The sources released photos showing the aftermath of the airstrike that killed him.
The U.S.-led coalition and the SDF are yet to comment on the incident that claimed the life of al-Hussein and injured his wife.
Last month, the SDF suspended its “counter-terrorism” operations in northeast Syria following the Turkish-led attack on the region. Later, the Kurdish-led group announced that it will resume operations with the U.S.-led coalition.