IS Assassinates SDF Intelligence Member
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IS Assassinates SDF Intelligence Member

ERBIL - A member of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) intelligence service has been assassinated by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Deir ez-Zor, a monitor said on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the incident took place in al-Dahla village in Thiban town, where the IS jihadists shot a civilian dead found to be a member of the SDF's intelligence service.

SOHR also cited its activists as reporting an armed attack on the house of a member of the SDF in al-Izba village of Deir ez-Zor province, noting that the gunmen were riding a motorcycle when they opened fire at the house.

"However, no casualties were reported," the Britain-based monitoring group revealed.

Similar attacks were also reported in the town of al-Swar targeting SDF members' houses without resulting in any casualties, the monitor said.

An increase in violence in several parts of eastern Syria comes while the Islamic State still poses a serious threat to security forces and civilians through its sleeper cells.