Six Kurdish militants killed by ISIS in Raqqa, Syria: SDF commander
Despite that the governments of Syria and Iraq declared that ISIS was defeated in 2017, the terrorist group still carries out sporadic attacks on military forces and illegal groups.
Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander Mazloum Abdi said on Monday that six Kurdish militants were killed in a terror attack carried out by ISIS in the city of Raqqa, north of Syria.
"We are closely monitoring the movements of IS terrorist cells in Raqqa. Their cells attacked the buildings of the military and security forces in the city this morning, killing six fighters and injuring several others," Abdi tweeted.
Of the six Kurds that were killed, three of them were members of the SDF militant group and the remaining three others were from the Kurdish security forces Asayish, which are both backed by the US.
According to Rojava Network, two terrorists who reportedly wore suicide belts were killed. Other reports state that an additional suspect managed to flee.
#Raqqa: ISIS terrorist cells carried out this morning a rare suicide bomb attack targeting security forces in Raqqa city. There are ongoing combing operations to hunt down the terrorists.— Rojava Network (@RojavaNetwork) December 26, 2022
6 SDF forces were reportedly martyred and 2 ISIS terrorists killed. pic.twitter.com/97EumZOFr3
As a result of #Raqqa attack which Isis announced its responsibility for, 6 casualties from #SDF & Asaysh. There are injuries too.— Mahmoud (@Mahmodshikhibra) December 26, 2022
Isis claims 6 casualties & 10 injuries. Moreover, #ISIS says that 2 of their infiltrators carried out the attack and one of them escaped. #Syria
Despite that the governments of Syria and Iraq declared that ISIS was defeated in 2017, the group still carries out sporadic attacks on military forces and illegal groups.
The SDF, a US-backed coalition of forces controlling parts of Syria's northeast, is illegally occupying the provinces of al-Hasakah, Raqqa, Aleppo, and Deir Ezzor, where lootings of Syrian oil by US troops happen on a frequent basis.
On December 14, Syria's Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement that the total value of the Syrian oil sector losses has recorded $111.9 billion US due to the US occupation forces and their affiliated military groups' systematic lootings.
On December 21, The National Interest reported that official accounts note that 500 American troops are stationed in Syria, but evidence shows that the actual numbers swim between 2,000 and 4,000.