Coalition partners kill seven IS members in Syria

Coalition trained and partner forces killed seven members of the so-called Islamic State (IS)/ Daesh in Syria on June 4, according to US Central Command on Friday.

“During counter-(IS) patrols within the 55 km southern Syria de-confliction zone near At Tanf, members of the Coalition-supported Maghawir Al-Thawra intercepted a vehicle attempting to bypass a security checkpoint. The vehicle occupants, identified as (IS), attempted to flee and fired weapons at Coalition partners,” said a statement.

At least one IS member detonated his suicide vest during the fire exchange. Seven IS members were killed and there were no Coalition or partner causalities.

“This is another example of the dedication and hard work by our partners to defeat the remaining Daesh threat in southern Syria,” said Maj. Gen. Felix Gedney of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve in the statement.

Source: Kuwait News Agency