ISIS claims responsibility of targeting SDF checkpoint eastern Syria

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – The Islamic State Organization (ISIS) held the responsibility, through media outlets close to it, yesterday, of targeting a checkpoint of the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) in a town east of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

The media outlets close to ISIS announced, ISIS militants targeted a checkpoint of the SDF by two rockets on January 2 in Abu Hamam town.

A number of SDF fighters lost lives and wounded in the attack, in addition to causing damage to the checkpoint, ISIS added.

A military source of the SDF told North Press that there was no life losses in the attack.

The source added that ISIS targeted the Sanour checkpoint at the entrance of Abu Hamam town, by two RPG rockets.

Recently, the countryside of Deir ez-Zor is witnessing an increase in assassination operations, targeting SDF members, Autonomous Administration employees, clan dignitaries and civilians, as ISIS claimed responsibility for most of them.

On December 30, a member of the SDF lost his life and another was wounded in an IED explosion while they were passing by their vehicle in the town of al-Izba, north of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

Reporting by Hatem Bashar