المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Few days after the demands to the Coalition to reveal the circumstances of his assassination…ISIS reveals that it assassinated Bashir al-Hwydi and considers it as “a harvesting of the heads of those cooperate with SDF and the Coalition”

Al-Raqqah Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the “Islamic State” organization declared its responsibility of the assassination that was carried out in early November 2018, which targeted one of the sheikhs of an Arab clan and who is also one of the  most prominent members of the Local Council, in Al-Raqqah city center -the former stronghold of the organization before it was expelled from it where the Syria Democratic Forces imposed their control over the area- few days after demands to the International Coalition to reveal the circumstances of his assassination and investigate the case, and after the state of anger in Al-Raqqah city, which was accompanied by accusations of eliminating him by intelligence agents, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has received a copy of a video filmed by the organization, shows the execution of a member of the SDF before 3 of his captured comrades, after they were all captured in clashes shown in the video that they were in the vicinity of the enclave that the organization controls in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where a member of the organization appeared in the video talking about the ongoing events and directing a message to the families of the fighters of SDF, until he said “neither your homes nor houses are save from the shelling of those your sons fighting under the cover of their warplanes, but you are still not living in peace, they unwillingly recruited your sons, and threw them in the fronts, and Jund Al-Khilafah (the Soldiers of the Caliphate) are roaming in your areas, harvesting the heads of all of those cooperate with them, and al-Hwydi is not far off from you”

The Syrian Observatory published on the 2nd of November 2018, that a state of tension prevails al-Raqqah city as a result of an assassination of one of the most prominent elders of the Arab clan of al-Afadela, where he was assassinated in his car by gunfire from an unidentified gunman, probably from cells of the “Islamic State” Organization, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the assassination of Bashir al-Hwydi -how is a member of al-Raqqah Civil Council- took place in al-Nour street in al-Raqqah city, which is controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, and the assassination was carried out by a person who rode with him in the car, pulled the pistol of Hwydi from him, and killed him, amid fears of similar assassinations that may take place in the future against political and military figures by assassination cells and cells of the “Islamic State” Organization.

This assassination comes days after the Syrian Observatory published that the Turkish authorities and intelligence failed in creating a clannish sedition in Al-Raqqah countryside, one of their attempts was represented by the try of 8 persons of Al-Hanadi Clan, to create a sedition between this clan and between Al-Boassaf Clan, through kidnapping one of the members of the latter clan, beating and insulting him, in the name of “Al-Hanadi Clan”, in Al-Buz area in Tal Abyad countryside, then the Kurdish Internal Security Forces (Asayish) arrested and investigated them, where reliable sources confirmed that they confessed that they were propelled by Turkey to create a clannish sedition, in an attempt to create a state of disorder in the area, along with the Turkish preparations for a military operation against the area of the east of the Euphrates, which is controlled by the SDF, and the video that shows the young men torturing the man of Al-Boassaf Clan who they kidnapped, became widespread, but the intervene of nobles and dignitaries as well as the Kurdish Internal Security Forces between the both clans, clarified the points of view between them, and prevented a clannish fighting that the members of the sleeper cells aimed to ignite between the clans, it is noteworthy that he Syrian Observatory published in late May 2018 that resentment prevails among the people in the northern countryside to Raqqa, as a result of the release of detainees in the prisons of the Kurdish Internal Security forces “Asayish” of the Syria Democratic Forces, who were accused of carrying out an assassination of a well-known figure in the Civil Councils operating in the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas in al-Raqqah east of Euphrates River, in addition to the release of detainees who are former members of the “Islamic State” organization, where they who were imprisoned in the prisons of Asayish and Syria Democratic Forces, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from reliable sources who confirmed to the Observatory that elders and Sheikhs of clans in al-Raqqah area; mediated with the Syria Democratic Forces to release 6 people accused of assassinating Omar Alloush the joint chairman of the Public Relations Committee of al-Raqqah Civil Council at his home, on the 15th of March 2018, in addition to mediating in previous times to release detainees of members of the “Islamic State”, organization who were captured during the clashes or arrested during security operations in the province and in the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas.

And the sources confirmed at that time, to the Syrian Observatory that the 6 people charged with the assassination were arrested during security operations by the Syria Democratic Forces in al-Raqqah, and they were found in possession of USD 100000$, the sources said that the money was their payment for carrying out the operation, accusing them of working for the Turkish authorities and carrying out the operation by instigation from the Turkish authorities, the sources confirmed that the release of these defendants and former ISIS members; took place after interfering from notables and elders of Arab clans, which caused an escalated resentment from the release of people how are “suspicious and accused of various charges”, amid fears of security chaos if such cases happen again, with demand that those who gave orders for the release of the 6 persons be held accountable.

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