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SDF member killed, another wounded in bomb blast east of Deir Ezzor

  2021-07-06  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gather in northern Deir Ezzor province ahead of an offensive against Islamic State (ISIS) militants, northeast Syria known as Rojava, Syria February 21, 2017. Photo by Reuters
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter was killed and another was wounded when an explosive device went off targeting a vehicle in Jameh town, 70 kilometers east of Deir Ezzor province on Tuesday (July 6), a local news outlet said.

The explosion killed an SDF member immediately and seriously injured another. The wounded fighter was transferred to al-Omar field hospital for treatment, reported by North Press Agency (NPA).

The eastern flank of Deir Ezzor countryside has recently witnessed assassinations carried out against SDF members, employees of the civil administration, tribal figures, and civilians in the area, the NPA added. 

Also on Tuesday, the ISIS claimed responsibility for killing a civilian after he had been kidnapped for cooperation with the SDF, the news outlet noted. 

On Monday, an SDF member was shot in the head by masked armed men in Abu Hamam town, 85 kilometers east of Deir Ezzor. An SDF patrol sustained material damage in another bomb blast in al-Hawaij, 45 km east of Deir Ezzor. 

ISIS militants are active and stage attacks against the security forces and civilians intermittently in the province, which is partly run by the Syrian regime. 

The militant group seized swathes of territories in Syria in 2014. The SDF announced the territorial victory over the militant group in Syria in 2019., with the backing of the international US-led Coalition. 

The militant group still poses a threat to stability and security of the retaken areas, especially in Deir Ezzor, through its sleeper cells that carry out hit-and-run attacks, kidnappings and bombings. 

The SDF and other Kurdish security forces regularly launch anti-ISIS operations in areas under its jurisdiction, more notably in Deir Ezzor borderlands. 

(Zhyan English)