On September 8, the US-led coalition and its Syrian proxies foiled an ISIS suicide attack inside the 55km de-escalation zone around the border area of al-Tanaf in southeastern Syria, according the Syrian Hammurabi’s Justice News blog.
The pro-opposition blog, which is well-known for its close ties to the US-led coalition, said that the coalition killed two fighters of ISIS while thwarting the attack.
“The Maghawir aI-Thowra [US-backed groups in al-Tanaf] and the International [US-led] Coalition will continue to keep the 55km area free of ISIS and protect themselves and the Syrian people in the area from any threat,” Hammurabi’s Justice News said.
This failed attack confirms that ISIS cells are still operating in the de-escalation zone around the US-led coalition base in al-Tanaf. Last week, Russia allegedly warned the US-led coalition that it will carry out “precision strikes” on positions of “terrorist” in al-Tanaf, according to CNN’s “sources”.
However, the US-led coalition ignored the Russian warnings and started a military exercise in the al-Tanaf base in an attempt to deter Russia and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).