An American officer and two SDF members were killed in the town of Al-Sur in the Deir ez-Zor countryside after an ambush was carried out by unknown persons, according to state-run news agency SANA. The attack was organised against a joint patrol of "American occupation forces" and the SDF group near the village of Wasiah, according to SANA.
#عاجل || الوكالة العربية السورية للأنباء - سانا ..#مراسل_سانا: مقتل #ضابط_أمريكي واثنين من عناصر "#قسد" في #بلدة_الصوّر بريف #دير_الزور بعد كمين نفذه مجهولون استهدف عدة آليات للإحتلال، و تم نقل الضابط إلى #قاعدة_الشدادي غير الشرعية بريف #الحسكة الجنوبي— سانا عاجل (@SanaAjel) April 6, 2020
A tweet reads: "An American officer and two SDF members were killed in Al-Sour town of Deir Al-Zour Province after an ambush carried out by unknowns targeting several mechanisms of the occupation forces."
The officer who was allegedly killed in the ambush was reportedly transferred to the 'illegal' Al-Shadadi base in the southern countryside of Hasakah.
No official confirmation has been given.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a coalition of Syrian Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen and other nationalities, took part in the fight against Daesh in the country. The group cooperates with a US-led international coalition in Syria operating in the country without the approval of the Syrian government.
*Daesh - a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries