A state of tension prevails the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor after fighting over oilfields between tribal gunmen against members of the SDF near Koniko Oilfield • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

A state of tension prevails the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor after fighting over oilfields between tribal gunmen against members of the SDF near Koniko Oilfield

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor is witnessing a state of tension near the area where tanks are gathered to be filled with oil, against the backdrop of skirmishes by weapons took place between members of the Syria Democratic Forces against tribal gunmen from Khesham area, as a result of an attempt by the latter to take the control of oilfields near Al-Izba Station and Koniko Oilfield, amid a state of alertness and continued tension in the area, and fears of renewing the fighting between the both parties, after the Syrian Observatory published on the 10th of December 2018, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from intersected sources who confirmed that groups of members of the Syria Democratic Forces from Khasham town and residents of the town and from Jdaydet Ekydat area; seized oil wells belong to Koniko Field after clashes against these guards of these wells.

And the Syrian Observatory published at that time, that the robbery came because of protest against the “theft of oil” and the poor services situation of Jdaydet Ekydat village and in the camps of the displaced people of Khasham in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, near al-Aziyeh station, which was also taken by the gunmen, the residents and those who took over the wells demanded improving the situations, and the Syrian Observatory learned that they withdrew from the wells after negotiations between them and between the Syria Democratic Forces in al-Omar oilfield, and the clashes wounded 2 members of the Syria Democratic Forces, while local sources confirmed that these protests by residents of Deir Ezzor countryside and displaced people came because of the transfer of oil to al-Shaddadi and al-Hasakah countryside.

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