Militants of the Islamic State. File photo
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KOBANE – Militant group of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Kurdish security checkpoint in the northern countryside of Raqqa province, northeastern Syria.
Three ISIS militants detonated explosive belts at a checkpoint for the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Hamam al-Turkman village north of Raqqa.
Several Kurdish fighters were reported dead in the attack.
ISIS said in a statement, published by the Islamist Amaq agency on Friday, that the three jihadists “made a sacrifice to hit the ranks of the apostate Kurdish troops”, vowing to launch more such operations “wherever the enemies existed”.
Subsequent to the attack, a state of alert was reported among the YPG forces in Hamam al-Turkman village and the nearby city of Tel Abyad.
“The Kurdish forces installed new checkpoints on the roads linking the villages and towns under its control in the northern countryside of Raqqa,” a spokesman for the YPG told ARA News on the phone. “This comes in preparation to repel similar attacks by ISIS terrorists.”
Reporting by: Hozan Mamo
Source: ARA News