المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Tension continues between SDF and the regime forces north of the Deir Ezzor city after a massive demonstration yesterday instigated directly by SDF who seeks to take control of the entire east Euphrates area

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of tension in the area between regime forces’-controlled areas and regime forces’-controlled areas north of Deir Ezzor city, after the demonstration that was carried out against the regime forces by hundreds of people and was instigated by the Syria Democratic Forces, where tens of members of the Syria Democratic Forces from villages of Deir Ezzor’s northern countryside participated in the demonstration, and the demonstrators yesterday took down the internationally recognized flag of the Syrian regime, from al-Salhiyyeh checkpoint north of Deir Ezzor city and they put the flag of SDF in its place, amid heavy gunfire during the process of taking the flag down, where the Syria Democratic Forces are seeking to control the entire east Euphrates area, and earn the people to their side and incite the citizens there, in order to advance with the International Coalition and take control of the areas that are under the control of the regime forces in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 20th of September 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that large military mobilization by the Syria Democratic Forces arrived at the contact lines with the regime forces in the villages of Al-Junaynah, Ji’aa and the area of Al-Ma’amel in the northern and western countryside of Deir Ezzor, at the same time military reinforcements by the regime forces and Iranian militiamen arrived in the areas of Al-Salihiyah and Hatlah in the northern and eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, with no obvious reasons for such mobilizations so far.

While the SOHR documented during this day the death of 2 citizens and the injury of 11 others after the regime forces opened live fire on a mass demonstration including hundreds of people, went out today afternoon in the area separating between the Syria Democratic Forces’ areas of influence and the areas dominated by the regime forces at the outskirts of Al-Salihiyah village north of Deir Ezzor, and the SOHR published hours ago, that it monitored a large demonstration carried out by people of the towns and villages of Khasham, Tabiya Jazira, Marat, Mazloum, Hatla, and Hussainiyah at the al-Ma’amel roundabout north of Deir Ezzor city, demanding the expelling of the regime forces and the Iranian militias, and they also raised signs demanding the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic Forces to take control of these villages and demanded the stop of the Iranian expansion in the area, and the Syrian Observatory learned that several demonstrators stormed a checkpoint known as “Kaziyyet Saqr checkpoint” near al-Salhiyyeh crossing in the area between the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas and regime forces’-controlled areas, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 19th of September 2019 that Deir Ezzor Civil Council loyal to the Syria Democratic Forces issued a resolution stipulates the reopen of al-Salhiya crossing which connects regime forces’-controlled areas to the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas starting on Saturday the 21st of September 2019, where the Civil Council allocated the exit and entry only for humanitarian and social cases.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 13th of September 2019, that the Syria Democratic Forces closed al-Salhiya crossing north of Deir Ezzor city, which connects regime forces’-controlled areas to the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas, after the spread of a video showing members of the regime forces and al-Baqir militia threatening to storm the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the Syrian Observatory published yesterday Thursday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained a copy of a video of a leader of the regime forces, in front of some of his members in Hussainiyah village in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, saying that the tribes within the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas have betrayed the homeland, and that the Kurds occupy areas of the Syrian north and the tribes must join the regime forces to liberate the entire areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces in northeast of Syria, and in the video of which the Syrian Observatory obtained a copy of, he says that the sheikhs of al-Bakkara clan and all other clans to be hand to hand with the Syrian leadership, and that they will liberate all the Syrian land including northeast of Syria, he also asked the clans to take protection in a “Kurdish – American – Israeli leadership” he also said that we do not allow the Kurdish to occupy, neither for the American or the Israeli Zionist.”

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