THREE SDF MEMBERS DEAD IN IED EXPLOSION IN RAQQA

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An IED explosion has resulted in death of three fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Raqqa, local sources reported.

Unknown attackers have detonated the IED planted on a road in al Karama area when an SDF vehicle was passing by, killing three SDF members and injuring two others.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

During the recent months, the SDF has been struggling to manage the rapidly deteriorating security situation in its areas of control in Northern Syria. The provinces of Hasaka, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in addition to the city of Manbij in eastern Aleppo are currently witnessing a rise in civil unrest caused by arbitrary detentions and corruption within the local SDF units.

Yesterday, a conflict between the SDF fighters and members of Beni Said tribe occurred in Manbij after the fighters detained and killed two members of the tribe.

A day before, a conflict between fighters of Manbij military council and locals of Sayda village has resulted in a number of injuries from both sides.According to eye witnesses, the conflict was provoked by the fighters who approached the civilians when they were burying their relative after transporting his body from the city of Aleppo.

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