Gunmen attack checkpoints of the SDF in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: unidentified gunmen opened fire of their machineguns on one of the military checkpoints of the Syria Democratic Forces in Abriha in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which resulted in the killing of one of the members of the checkpoint and the injury of others, at the same time, one of the security checkpoints of the SDF came under gunfire of unidentified gunmen in Hawayij village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, without information about casualties, and in connection with this, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a new assassination targeted one of the members of the SDF in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; unidentified gunmen shot a member of the SDF by a silenced gun in Al-Busayrah town east of Deir Ezzor, which killed him immediately.

And the SOHR published on the 23rd of August 2019, that security chaos escalates targeting civilians and military personnel, in conjunction with the increased activity of cells of the “Islamic State” Organization northeast of Syria, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that unknown gunmen assassinated a citizen yesterday in al-Kashkiyyeh town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where they shot him directly with machine guns.

And with the fall of more casualties, it rose to 352 fighters, civilians, oil workers, and officials in service parties, the number of people killed in areas within the 4 provinces of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah and Al-Hasakah, in addition to Manbij area in the northeast of Aleppo Province, which is controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, where the Syrian Observatory monitored these cells assassinating 96 civilians including 5 children and 4 women in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, al-Hasakah countryside, al-Raqqah city and countryside, and Manbij area, in addition to the assassination of 252 fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces including local leaders in the same areas, and 4 members of International Coalition were killed, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Human documented tens of injuries due to these assassinations.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 19th of august 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that members of the cells of the “Islamic State” Organization attacked a car belongs to the Syria Democratic Forces with machine guns, which kill one member and seriously injured another on Monday morning in al-Sabha town east of Deir Ezzor, also the private driver of the commander of Deir Ezzor Military Council by one of his companions by mistake, this happened in a vehicle that was carrying them in al-Suwar town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, while the Syrian Observatory learned that 2 unknown men driving a motorcycle opened fire of their silencer pistol in an attempt to assassinate a member of the Syria Democratic Forces in al-Kasar area on the outskirts al-Busayrah city east of Deir Ezzor, which caused him serious injuries, and in another context the Syria Democratic Forces arrested on Sunday night a displaced man in al-Busayrah city who works as a cook in their ranks, they also arrested members of his family, his wife, his daughter who was married to a Tunisian member of the “Islamic State” Organization, and another young member of his family who was a former fighter in the ranks of the Organization, where his family claimed that he had travelled to Turkey at a time when he was hiding.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 18th of August 2019 that Leadership of the 1st Brigade of the Syria Democratic Forces in al-Busayrah city issued a circular stating:

Due to the security situation in the area; firm decisions have been put in place for people of the area, and for safety the following items have been decided:

Shooting at weddings is prohibited, and if it took place then the groom will be put in prison.

It is forbidden to carry a weapon, and those who carry it will have their weapons confiscated and the owner will be arrested for a period not less than 2 to 3 months.

Curfew after 11 p.m., and those who violate will be imprisoned for a week for investigation.

No house is rented without getting back to the General Command in al-Busayrah to investigate the status of the tenant, and those who do otherwise will have their house confiscated.

Those who do not obey will be subjected to legal accountability.”

These decisions come against the backdrop of a major security chaos in the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas in the eastern Euphrates, despite the continuous security operations of the Syria Democratic Forces with the support of the International Coalition, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 16th of August 2019 that 2 unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire of a machinegun on a group of members of the Syria Democratic Forces in Darnaj village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which injured 3 members of them, and this incident comes in the frame of the ongoing security chaos within the SDF-held areas east of Deir Ezzor, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 11th of August 2019, that in the wake of the continuous targeting to members of the Syria Democratic Forces within their controlled areas east of the Euphrates, unidentified gunmen opened fire of their machineguns on one of the SDF military checkpoints at the outskirts of al-Suwar town in Deir Ezzor countryside, and in connection to this, 2 explosions were heard today evening in al-Suwar town as 2 mortar shells whose source is unknown fell on the town.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 10th of August 2019, that it monitored an explosion in al-Busayrah city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, it was caused by a booby-trapped motorcycle parked near the bridge of al-Busayrah city, it exploded when a car of the Syria Democratic Forces passed near it, but no information about casualties yet, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 8th of August 2019 the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that unidentified gunmen assassinated 3 members of the Syria Democratic Forces, in the towns of Hawayij, Theban and Al-Tayyanah in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor after targeting them by machineguns, and in the same context, an explosion was heard in the east of Deir Ezzor, it turned out to be caused by and IED that exploded in a military vehicle of the SDF which resulted in the death of one member and the injury of another one, and with the fall of more casualties, it rose to 351 fighters, civilians, oil workers, and officials in service parties, the number of people killed in areas within the 4 provinces of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah and Al-Hasakah, in addition to Manbij area in the northeast of Aleppo Province, which is controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, where the Syrian Observatory monitored these cells assassinating 95 civilians including 5 children and 4 women in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, al-Hasakah countryside, al-Raqqah city and countryside, and Manbij area, in addition to the assassination of 252 fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces including local leaders in the same areas, and 4 members of International Coalition were killed, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Human documented tens of injuries due to these assassinations.

While the SOHR monitored on the 7th of August 2019, the explosion of an IED in a car of the head of the Civil Council in al-Shuhayl town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which caused material damage but no information about casualties yet, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 6th of August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle, have assassinated 2 members of the Syria Democratic Forces in Swidan Jazira village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, after shooting them by machineguns, and in the same context, a violent explosion was heard today evening in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, it turned out to be caused by an IED that exploded while a Hummer vehicle of the SDF was passing by in Al-Shuhayl town east of Deir Ezzor, which destroyed it and killed 2 members of the SDF, And the SOHR published on the 3rd of August 2019, that unidentified gunmen riding 4 motorcycles opened fire on a military outpost of the Syria Democratic Forces in Al-Shuhayl town east of Deir Ezzor, without information about casualties.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 27th of July 2019, that 2 gunmen on a bike attacked a vehicle affiliated to the Syria Democratic Forces in Al-Shuhayl town east of Deir Ezzor, where the attackers threw sonic bombs after they had opened fire of their machineguns on the vehicle, then they escaped to unknown destination, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today, Friday, a new assassination of a prominent leader east Euphrates, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: unidentified gunmen believed to be of ISIS cells assassinated at dawn of today, Friday, Yasser al-Dahla, the former commander in the Syria Democratic Forces in addition to al-Nukhba Forces of Ahmad al-Jarba, in a machinegun attack on the road of Deir Ezzor – al-Hasaka, others were injured, and there are two missing persons so far.

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