Deadly ISIS attack on police station in Northern Syria

Deadly ISIS attack on police station in Northern Syria
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A combing operation has been launched in Raqqa after two ISIS members fled following an attack on a police station that left six security troops and two ISIS members dead.

Four security officers and two fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed in an attack by Islamic State (ISIS) members in a neighborhood of Raqqa in northeast Syria.

A police station near a prison compound was targeted on Monday by five ISIS members, including suicide bombers, Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported.

While the attack was thwarted and two assailants were killed, one of the suicide bombers was captured and two fled, ANHA said.

Four security officers and two SDF fighters were killed in the clash, according to a statement by SDF.

A curfew was declared in the city, the roads were blocked, and a combing operation was launched by the police and SDF units.

Raqqa, a city of 530,000 that had been the capital of ISIS from 2014 to 2017, was liberated from ISIS in October 2017 by SDF, and has subsequently been under the control of the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).