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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 (IraqiNews.com) 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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