Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed, Monday, as a booby-trapped vehicle exploded in the southwestern side of al-Hasaka.
Two fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed as a result of an explosion of a bomb planted by unknown people in a vehicle that was carrying them on the road of al-Makhzoum village, southwest of Hasaka, local sources told BasNews.
Islamic State members, according to the sources, carried out recently several operations that left many SDF fighters killed. These operations seek intimidating the residents after the area controlled by the group diminished to a small pocket, east of Euphrates, near the Iraqi borders.
Meanwhile, SFD did not make clarifications about the explosion.
The Islamic State’s last stronghold in east of Euphrates includes villages of al-Bagoz, Hajin, al-Shaafa, al-Sousah, Abu Khater and abul Hassan.
In September, each of the Coalition and SDF announced the launch of operations, east of Euphrates.
SDF controls 28 percent of the Syrian lands, becoming the second controller of lands, after the regime forces, which control around 60 percent.