Seven Syrian Kurdish fighters killed in suicide attack in north

FILE – A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter watches illumination rounds light up Baghuz, Syria, as the last pocket of Islamic State militants is attacked on March 12, 2019.

Baghdad ( Seven Kurdish Syrian fighters were killed early Tuesday in a suicide attack northwest of the country, days after Syrian Kurdish troops celebrated an all-out defeat of Islamic State militants.

The Manbij Military Council, a Kurdish entity in the town located in northern Syria’s Aleppo province, said in a tweet “a terrorist attack was carried out at midnight at a security checkpoint at Manbij entrance, seven fighters were martyred while doing their sentry duty”.

The attack comes days after the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish force backed by the U.S.-led coalition fighting against Islamic State extremists, declared the recapture of the group’s last enclave: the Baghouz village, in the northeast.



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