IS landmine explosion kills and injures SDF fighters in Hajin, Deir al-Zor

تحرير أيهم ناصيف | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 4 ديسمبر، 2018 12:48:15 م خبر عسكري وحدات حماية الشعب الكردية

Deir al-Zor - SMART

On Tuesday, an Islamic State (IS) landmine explosion killed five fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and injured three others in the city of Hajin,95 kilometers east of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

The SDF are mainly comprised of the Kurdish People's Protection Units in addition to Arab, Turkmen, and Assyrian/Syriac military factions. The SDF is supported by the United States-backed International Coalition against the Islamic State and fought them in al-Raqqa, Deir al-Zor, Aleppo, and al-Hasakah in Northeastern Syria.

The SDF military Commander Abdulkareem al-Fandi stated that the landmine exploded against an SDF military vehicle as the SDF fighters were attempting to advance in the Hawama neighborhood in Hajin. Fandi added that the explosion killed five SDF fighters and injured three others some of whom received severe injuries. Fandi noted that they transported the bodies to the Garanij Specialized hospital and the injured to hospitals in the city of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria.

Fandi added that fierce clashes erupt between the SDF and IS on the edges of the Hawama neighborhood, amid explosions in the locations of clashes.

Fandi noted that the International Coalition’ s  warplanes bombed an IS outpost in Hajin, causing a massive explosion. Fandi suspected that the bombing hit an IS ammunition and weapons warehouse.

On Sunday, the SDF launched an attack against Hajin. The SDF started the attack from the Tal al-Ji’abi towards the eastern entrance of Hajin. The international Coalition warplanes launched intense airstrikes on the area.

On November 11, 2018, the SDF resumed their military operations against the IS in the Deir al-Zor governorate after two weeks of suspension. The SDF suspended the operations against the IS following Turkish bombings on SDF villages east of the Euphrates river.

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