BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M.) – US-backed forces endured a horrific blow to their ranks in southern Deir Ezzor province yesterday after an ISIS car bomb managed to breach their defenses around a key settlement.

On Friday, an ISIS suicide unit operating on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River launched a car bomb attack against a gathering of fighters belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The attack took place at the village of Ad-Daranj to the south of the Al-Omar oil complex. The car bomb struck a control point manned by US-backed fighters within the village.

According to the ISIS-affiliated Amaq media center, the car bomb attack killed at least fifteen Syrian Democratic Forces fighters.

Unlike the Syrian Arab Army who has developed ground-based tactics to deal with ISIS car bombs, fighters in the Syrian Democratic Forces are over-reliant on American airpower to identify and intercept such attacks well in advance.

In any case, the Syrian Army has also endured several ISIS car bomb attacks against its forces in southern Deir Ezzor province over the last week which have likewise inflicted serious casualties.

The attack on Ad-Daranj comes several days after US-backed fighters captured the village from ISIS and declared full control of it and its surrounding area.

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