المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces kill a citizen of Sh’aytat clan at the western banks of the Euphrates River

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the killing of a citizen of Sh’aytat clan by gunfire of the regime forces stationed on the western banks of the Euphrates River as he was fishing in the river, and the SOHR published on the 11th of July 2019, that regime’s security branches carried out arrest operations in al-Mayadin city, which is controlled by them in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, in search of wanted people for the reserve and mandatory service in the ranks of the “Army of the Homeland”, the sources added that regime’s intelligence arrested several youths and men and took them to unknown destination until the moment, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 23rd of June 2019 that the checkpoint of the military security affiliated to the regime forces at the entrance of Deir Ezzor city, arrested 2 citizens of the people of Al-Mayadin city including an elderly man, and the reasons for arresting them are still unknown, and the Syrian Observatory published on Saturday, that a tension prevails in al-Mayadin city against the background of differences between the loyal NDF militia, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory from several reliable sources: the tension was caused by differences between the former commander of the national defense and their current leader, where the loyalty of the members is divided between both parties, the sources added that the former commander of the national defense still gives his orders to the members who are loyal to him, which angered the current commander after which disagreement took place between them on Friday, and they exchanged insults and threats, it is worth mentioning that the former commander of the National Defense was dismissed against the backdrop of his firing an RPG shell on a checkpoint of the Republican Guard last year on the road of Deir Ezzor – al-Mayadin; because the checkpoint intercepted a patrol of the NDF at the time, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 16th of June 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the regime forces and their loyal militias carried out raids on Sunday in al-Mahareem area and 16th Street in al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, searching for detainees who managed to escape on Saturday from a prison of the NDF militia in al-Mayadin, but no information about arrests until the moment, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 14th of June 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from reliable sources that residents of the Boqruss Tahtani village which is controlled by the regime forces and their loyal militias in Deir Ezzor countryside, tried on Friday to prevent members of the NDF militia in the village from stealing houses through forming a human wall, but the members opened fire in the air and threatened citizens to shoot them directly if they do not go, which pushed the residents to leave the area then the NDF members continued their robbery and looting of homes, while the Syrian Observatory published on the 10th of June 2019 that the regime forces and their loyal gunmen are bringing construction workers to break down rubble of civilian homes in al-Mayadin city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, after the regime destroyed them through the aerial and ground bombardment, where these workers are extracting iron from the rubble and moving it to Deir Ezzor city to sell it there, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 1st of April 2019 that as the Iranians spread, control, and expand in a vast scattered areas on the Syrian territory, the Iranian militias work to attract more to their ranks and go deeper into the Syrian street within the areas they control, and the Syrian Observatory learned that a ceremony organized by the so-called “Iranian Cultural Center ” in al-Mayadin city in the eastern sector of Deir Ezzor countryside, on the occasion of mother and teacher’s day, the ceremony took place with the presence of the leader of the Iranian militia in al-Mayadin; accompanied by figures of the Baath party and of the clans of the area, the ceremony took place at the Baath Party headquarters in al-Mayadin, where the Iranian flags and al-Khamenei pictures were raised in addition to pictures of Bashar al-Assad, while this event received a popular discontent in al-Mayadin.

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