Attack Kills 10 in Syria, Kurdish Forces Arrest 52 Terrorists

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A locator representation  for Syria with its superior  Damascus. (AP Photo)

A locator representation for Syria with its superior Damascus. (AP Photo)

BEIRUT—A rocket onslaught successful eastbound Syria connected Friday targeted a autobus with lipid manufacture employees, sidesplitting astatine slightest 10, the authorities said. To the north, Syrian Kurdish-led forces announced they arrested 52 terrorists successful an cognition against ISIS’s sleeper cells.

According to Syria’s petroleum ministry, the rocket struck successful the Al-Taym state tract successful eastbound Deir el-Zour province. There was nary contiguous assertion of work but the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an absorption warfare monitoring group, said the ISIS violent radical was down the attack.

The Observatory besides reported a higher decease toll from the rocket attack, saying astatine past 12 workers were killed.

Also Friday, the U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said their raids had reportedly thwarted an onslaught planned for New Year’s Eve. The ISIS terrorists were hiding successful residential areas and farms, a connection from the forces said.

The yearslong U.S.-backed run had succeeded successful crushing the terrorists’ territorial power successful Iraq and Syria, but ISIS fighters support sleeper cells and person staged attacks that person killed scores of Iraqis and Syrians successful the past months.

On Thursday, the Syrian Kurdish-led forces announced their operation, citing a surge successful ISIS attacks and saying that “Operation Al-Jazeera Thunderbolt” aims to people sleeper cells successful al-Hol and adjacent successful Tal Hamis areas.

Since 2011, Syria has been mired successful a bloody civilian warfare that has drawn successful determination and planetary powers. Syrian President Bashar Assad has mostly regained power of the country, but parts of its northbound stay nether the power of rebels, arsenic good arsenic Turkish and Syrian Kurdish forces.

Also, immoderate 900 U.S. troops successful Syria enactment the Kurdish-led forces’ combat against ISIS and person often targeted ISIS terrorists, mostly successful parts of northeastern Syria nether Kurdish control.

The U.S. Central Command connected Thursday reported conducting immoderate 313 operations against ISIS successful 2022 successful Syria and Iraq, mostly successful practice with Kurdish-led forces. According to a CENTCOM statement, 215 terrorists from ISIS were arrested and 466 were killed successful Syria.

By Kareem Chehayeb

The Associated Press