SDF statement on Shaddadi attack

SDF stated that ISIS is implementing a new strategy in the face of its collapse.

The Press Office of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released a statement regarding the attack carried out in Shaddadi Monday morning.

SDF stated that their forces are continuing the campaign of liberating the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, hitting tough the terrorist organization of ISIS and eliminating terror from the region. SDF said the terrorist are carrying out suicide attacks in an attempt to prevent the progress of the campaign.

The statement said the following:

"A suicide attack with a car bomb attempted to hit a common patrol of our fighters and the International Coalition forces on mission on Shaddadi road on January 21, 2018. Our forces took the required measures and frustrated the attack attempt that only caused material damage.

Such attacks prove that ISIS is implementing a new strategy in the face of its collapse, has increased its attacks in this scope, and mobilized sleeper cells.

We will continue our task until we liberate the entire region from terror and destroy all the sleeper cells in order to prevent the re-emergence of the terrorist organization and its reproduction under new names.”