المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SDF raid river crossings with the regime forces and destroy boats and ferries used for smuggling operations in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Syria Democratic Forces raided river crossings in Al-Shuhayl town east of Deir Ezzor where these crossings are used for smuggling operations by locals towards the controlled areas of the Syrian regime, and sound of explosions and gunfire was heard in the area caused by targeting by the SDF to boats and ferries, while the SOHR published on the 12th of September 2019, that the Syria Democratic Forces targeted the river boats between Al-Busayrah city which is under the control of the SDF and Al-Zbari village which is controlled by the regime forces in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which are used for smuggling acts between the both areas.

And the Syrian Observatory published yesterday the 11th of September 2019, that a number of locals have opened crossings between Al-Busayrah city which is under the control of the SDF and Al-Zbari village which is controlled by the regime forces in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and in this context, the Syrian Democratic Forces raided the area of the crossings and opened fire on the boats for the purpose of sabotaging them, then they closed the river crossings with the regime forces which a number of locals had opened.

And the Syrian Observatory published on the 10th of September 2019, that the Syria Democratic Forces arrested 2 of its leaders, they are a YPG leader and the other in the Deir Ezzor Military Council in al-Busayrah town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, on charges of corruption and managing the smuggling from the river crossings, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored on the 6th of September 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a continuous public discontent after the Syria Democratic Forces released an oil investor who deals with the “Islamic State” organization, without any justification from leadership of the Syria Democratic Forces about the reasons of his release, where the investor is paying money for the Organization in exchange for them not get near his oil tanks, and the arrest did not exceed 48 hours, this comes at a time when the Autonomous Administration, Asayish, and the counter-terrorism have been arresting civilian activists in al-Raqqah city for nearly a month, without any condemnation amid information about handing them over to the International Coalition, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 4th of September 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Syria Democratic Forces released a person invests oil from the SDF about 48 hours after being arrested with the support of the International Coalition on charge of dealing with the “Islamic State” organization, in Al-Shuhayl town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, while the SOHR monitored heavy gunfire in the vicinity of the released person’s house celebrating his release, which resulted in the injury of 2 citizens one of them has seriously injured, and the SOHR published on the 2nd of September 2019, that the Syria Democratic Forces with support from warplanes of the Coalition, raided the home of a person invests oil from SDF from al-Tank field; and at the same time he pays royalties to the “Islamic State” Organization, where he was arrested from his home located in al-Shuhayl town  in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, also up to 100 million Syrian pounds were confiscated from the house, while gunfire was heard in the area during the raid caused by gunfire from the Syria Democratic Forces to prevent the citizens from leaving their homes.

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