Active cells in Al-Raqqah city affiliated to the regime or the organization, target a column of the Asayish Forces in Al-Raqqah city center after earlier warnings of such operations
Al-Raqqah Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored targeting to a column of military forces inside Al-Raqqah city which is under the control of the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition forces, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; unidentified gunmen of cells affiliated to the Syrian regime or the “Islamic State” organization, carried out an attack through planting IEDs targeting a column of the Internal Security Forces (Asayish), in the area of Al-Haramiyyah while the column was heading from the Asayish’s headquarters in the city to Al-Mashlab area, and the targeting which took place in Al-Haramiyyah area, resulted in the injury of 4 members of the Asayish Forces with varying severity, while the Syrian Observatory published about 24 hours ago, that an explosion rocked Al-Raqqah city today evening, Monday the 11th of March 2019, where the city is under the control of the Syria Democratic Forces, it turned out that the explosion was caused by an IED explosion in Ibn Khaldoun neighborhood in the city, which caused material damage, without information about casualties, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published in the evening of Saturday the 9th of March 2019, that it monitored that groups of the Syria Democratic Forces, accompanied by a force of the International Coalition, carried out a raid in Al-Tabqa area in the western countryside of Al-Raqqah city, where a house was raided and some persons were arrested, also explosives, equipment and light weapons were found within the house where this group was located.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 9th of March 2019, that for the second consecutive week, Russian media has been spreading rumors in the Arabic speaking Russian news agencies and media outlets, about assassinations of military intelligence leaders of Democratic Syria, while reliable sources denied to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights the authenticity of the news promoted by local and international media outlets, about the assassination of the commander of the general intelligence of the Syria Democratic Forces with a silencer weapon, and on the 1st of March that reliable sources dismissed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the news propagandized about on media and TV channels, about the assassination of a commander in the intelligence of the Syria Democratic Forces, and private sources conformed to the SOHR that this news is completely false, and what happened in Al-Raqqah city which is under the control of the SDF, was just a US tour by the American troops where they entered the communication building in Al-Sa’aa area in the city, where the American committee was accompanied by armored vehicles and they conducted their tour in the area, while the SOHR obtained information few days ago, from several reliable sources that sleeper cells are preparing to carry out operations in the east Euphrates area, against the Syria Democratic Forces and their security forces in their controlled areas east of Euphrates and in Manbij, and the reliable sources confirmed to the Observatory that these cells belong to the regime and linked to Turkey, the sources warned of operations that these cells may carry out against personalities, fighters, and leaders of the Syria Democratic Forces and the democratic self-administration. This information came in conjunction with an assassination attempt against a figure working at the Self-administration relations office in al-Qameshly area, where he was shot by unidentified gunmen.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also published on the 5th of March 2019, that the Syria Democratic Forces were able to arrest a suicide bomber of the “Islamic State” Organization, where he was riding a motorcycle and he had a machine gun and was wearing an explosive belt, he was arrested during the past 24 hours in al-Karama area in the countryside of al-Raqqah, while he was trying to blow himself up in a funeral, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory monitored a new release process by the Syria Democratic Forces and internal Security forces “Asayish”, where 24 people of members of the “Islamic State” Organization who were accused of belonging to members of the Organization were released in al-Raqqah city, the former capital of the Organization and its main stronghold in Syria, raising to at least 307, the number of people released during the last 24 hours in al-Raqqah, al-Hasakah, Ayn Issa and other areas east of Euphrates, where the Syrian Observatory published last night that Asayish Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces continue to release tens of members of the “Islamic State” Organization, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the release of tens of people out of prisons and detention of Syria Democratic Forces, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: it rose to 283, the number of people released on Saturday, the 2nd of March 2019, of the former members and fighters of ISIS, who are present in prisons of SDF and Asayish in al-Hasakah city, Ayn Issa area, and other areas east of Euphrates, after tribal mediation to release the former fighters of ISIS who were detained in previous periods, and this release comes after other a series of other releases took place by clan mediation by Asayish of members of the Organization, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 7th of February 2019 that the Syrian Observatory received information from several reliable sources, that the raid in al-Raqqah city which used to be the main stronghold of the “Islamic State” Organization, has been taking place since the morning of Today, where about 70 people have been arrested including at least 48 who were arrested at the security forces and Syria Democratic Forces; until they were released earlier by clan mediation through the intervention of notables and clan elders, and trusted sources told the Syrian Observatory that the campaign will last for several days, and will include vast areas poof the east of Euphrates, where sources of the Syrian Observatory suggested that there are between 4000 to 5000 members in villages, towns, and cities controlled by Syria Democratic Forces, who have infiltrated earlier to these areas and formed sleeper cells, some of which follow the “Islamic State” Organization while others follow or pushed by regional parties, to spread chaos in the area and target the Syria Democratic Forces and their controlled areas, and among the targeted people there are gunmen oppose the Syria Democratic Forces who joined these cells or form cells on their own.
While reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in early March, that a suicidal attack targeted clans’ dignitaries and the Syria Democratic Forces in a village related to Al-Karama area in Al-Raqqah countryside, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; a suicide bomber attacked the area of presence of the SDF and the dignitaries in Jadeedat Al-Khabur village in the countryside of Al-Raqqah province, where the reliable sources confirmed to the SOHR that the member opened fire on 3 dignitaries of those who were at the place of the bombing, then he blew himself up which resulted in the killing of 4 persons at least they are: 3 dignitaries as well as a member of the SDF, in addition to the fall of a number of injuries, while this bombing comes in the wake of mediations by the dignitaries of clans to release hundreds of former ISIS members who are detained in the prisons and jails of the SDF