Daesh-claimed bomb attack kills 5 SDF militants in NE Syria
Tehran (KNA) - A car bomb attack, claimed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, has killed at least five members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militant group in northeastern Syria, a London-based monitor group says.
According to a report by the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the blast hit the SDF forces accompanying a convoy of US troops, as they were moving along a road in the Arab country’s Hasakah province on Monday.
The attacker “targeted a convoy of American forces accompanied by the SDF on the Hasakah-Shadadi road,” the UK-based monitor said, adding that at least two US servicemen sustained injuries in the blast. The driver of the explosives-laden vehicle was also killed.
The report further noted that the attacker’s vehicle hit a vehicle belonging to the SDF, which is an anti-Damascus alliance of predominantly Kurdish militants supported by Washington.
The Shadadi town is situated to the south of Hasakah, the capital city of an eponymous province, which has been relatively spared during the foreign-backed militancy that erupted in the Arab country some eight years ago.
The media bureau of the Syrian Joint Operations Command said the Daesh terror group, which has lost all its urban bastions in Syria, had claimed the attack shortly after the deadly explosion.