This came in a statement published by the Media Center of the Internal Security Forces in Manbij on its official website said:
"To our people and public opinion:
At 10:30 am on Saturday, 12 January 2019, an explosive device exploded in vehicle of our forces on the road to Aleppo, near the martyrs' shrine, causing the martyrdom of two members of our forces and wounding another.
We in Internal Security Forces console ourselves and the martyrs' families and pay tribute to the martyrs' souls who sacrificed their blood in defense of their land, and pledge to follow the path they took with their pure blood till the purification of the last patch of homeland from the abomination of terrorism. We affirm that all acts of cowardly terrorist organizations will not discourage our determination to preserve the security of our citizens. "