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Blast Hits SDF Vehicle in Deir Ez-Zor

A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated as part of a campaign of violence by the Islamic State reports Zaman Al Wasl.
Blast Hits SDF Vehicle in Deir Ez-Zor

On Tuesday, a US-backed fighter was killed and others were wounded when an improvised explosive device struck a military vehicle in eastern Deir ez-Zor province, local sources said. 

The blast came as a series of attacks hit to the former territory of the Islamic State (ISIS). 

Local activists say the attacks came as retaliation to the arrest campaign conducted by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who track former ISIS militants in eastern Syria.

Despite the SDF and the US-led coalition announcing the defeat of the terror group’s self-proclaimed caliphate on Mar. 23, 2019, ISIS sleeper cells continue to attack Arab-majority areas that were liberated from the militants. 

The US-led coalition confirmed that although a territorial defeat had been achieved, “the job to ensure a lasting defeat of [ISIS] is still to be done.”

 

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