المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Backed by International Coalition air support, SDF storms towns and villages east of Deir ez-Zor, arresting several people

Reliable source have informed SOHR that the Syrian Democratic Forces raided the School of Al-Shahabat in al-Hawayij village in western rural Deir ez-Zor amid extensive overflights of International Coalition aircraft over the area.

Several displaced people from Al-Mayadeen city living in the school were arrested. No information is available about the reasons for the arrest.

Similarly, SDF raided the house of a person in the city of Al-Busayrah, east of Deir ez-Zor, arresting two of his sons while the third son managed to escape.

Observatory sources added that the fugitive was the wanted person that SDF was looking for on charges of collecting illegal taxes “zakat” for ISIS.

On 25th of last month, SOHR sources reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces arrested more than 30 civilians from the village of Al-Raz in rural Deir ez-Zor, five of whom were young men and an elderly man from the village of Al-Raz, while the rest were displaced to the village from nearby areas. A woman was seriously injured as a result of indiscriminate SDF shooting during the raids.

On the same day, the Syrian Observatory monitored the killing of four members of the Islamic State cells after raiding a house where members of the group were hiding in the town of Al-Jarzi in eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, where clashes took place between members of SDF and the group’s cells.

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