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U.S.-backed forces foiled what would have been a “large” suicide bombing assault on a “displaced persons” camp in Syria on Thursday.
Syrian Democratic Forces halted two automobiles filled with ISIS terrorists strapped with explosives aspiring to detonate themselves contained in the al-Hol refugee camp, according to U.S. CENTCOM.
The primary car prematurely detonated roughly 12 miles exterior the camp, and SDF forces quickly closed in and stopped the second car.
“Two males exited the second car sporting suicide vests. One detonated his vest. Syrian Democratic Forces shot and killed the second man. The second car was rigged with not less than 50 kilograms of explosives,” CENTCOM introduced in a press release.
“By taking quick motion, and displaying disregard for their very own security, the Syrian Democratic Forces demonstrated their professionalism and dedication to creating and sustaining a protected and affluent area for the individuals who make it their dwelling. The response of our partnered forces highlights not solely dedication to their folks, but additionally their tenacity and dedication to the enduring defeat of ISIS,” the assertion continued.
CENTCOM says no SDF personnel had been wounded within the operation.
The incident comes weeks after SDF rounded up dozens of ISIS terrorists working from contained in the al-Hol camp in early September.
The SDF made the arrests in a sequence of operations all through the camp, dissolving a community of terrorists working there and elsewhere in Syria. ISIS terrorists have attacked American and allied targets all through the summer season.