SDF’s statement about al-Shaddadi suicide explosion
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) issued a statement about the suicide explosion that occurred by a booby-trapped vehicle, and targeted a joint patrol between their forces and a unit of the Global Coalition in al-Shaddadi district to the public opinion.
On Monday, a booby-trapped vehicle was blasted by a suicide bomber at a checkpoint of the Internal Security Forces at 47 Bridge in al-Shaddadi countryside, targeting a joint patrol between SDF and a unite of the International Coalition to Fight IS.
In this context, SDF’s Media Center issued a statement to the public opinion, and it included,
“Our forces continue their campaign to liberate Deir ez-Zor countryside, deal IS mercenaries harsh blows and advance daily. As it is being eradicated from the area, the terrorist organization resorts to launch suicide attacks using car bombs to obstruct this campaign.
While a joint patrol between our forces and a unit of the International Coalition was on a task on a highway in al-Shaddadi city on January 21st, 2019, the terrorist organization attempted to launch a suicide attack with a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber to target the patrol. Our forces dealt with it successfully and took the necessary procedures to avoid the attack.
The terrorist attack that targeted the joint patrol of our forces and the International Coalition was foiled due to our forces’ vigilance, and did not achieve its goals as its losses were limited to the financial only.
These terrorist attacks will not undermine our determination to complete the task, including the liberation of our areas and the elimination of the dormant cells that would ensure the disappearance of the terrorist organization again with various names.”