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Security chaos in Al-Raqqa | IED explodes in civilian car in centre of the city

Al-Raqqah governorate- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

SOHR sources say that a civilian was injured, as an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in his car in al-Malahi area in Al- Raqqa city.

The city of Raqqa has been witnessing a security chaos and detonating IEDs since the beginning of the year. The Syrian Observatory has monitored four previous attacks, targeting civilians and military personnel.

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported the explosion of an IED planted under a military vehicle of the SDF-backed Internal Security Forces (Asayish) at the junction of Kabash farm in north-western Al-Raqqah, which lightly wounded the targeted vehicle’s driver.

On January 5, SOHR activists said that gunmen attacked a military vehicle carrying five SDF members, including a journalist who was hit with several gunshots in the chest, on al-Abyad road in al-Karama area in east al-Raqqah countryside. Meanwhile, SDF managed to arrest 18 of the attackers, without knowing their affiliation.

On January 4, an IED planted earlier by unknown gunmen exploded in a military vehicle near Al-Hadeqah Al-Badyaa (the White Park) in the west of Al-Raqqah city centre, which is under the control of SDF. The explosion injured two people, including a man working in a real estate office. The explosion coincided with the escalating security chaos in SDF-controlled areas.

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