Instability in SDF-held areas | Two brothers found dead a few days after being kidnapped by ISIS cells
Deir Ezzor Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: reliable sources have informed SOHR that two persons were found dead with marks of gunfire on their body, on the outskirts of Al-Takkihi village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
According to SOHR sources, the bodies are of two brothers, one is an SDF fighter and the other is a civil employee in the “Municipality of The People” in Al-Busayrah city. The two brothers were kidnapped by unknown gunmen, believed to be ISIS cells, in Al-Shuhayl town on Sunday, in the presence of the town’s locals.
As more people were killed, it rose to 520 fighters, civilians, oil workers, and officials in service parties, the number of people who were killed in areas within the four provinces of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah and Al-Hasakah, in addition to the SDF-held area of Manbij in the north-east of Aleppo.
Syrian Observatory documented the assassination of 175 civilians including 14 children and eight women by armed cells in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, al-Hasakah countryside, al-Raqqah city and countryside, and Manbij area. In addition, 339 SDF fighters, including local leaders, were assassinated in the same areas.
Also four members of International Coalition were killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Human also documented tens of injuries due to these assassinations.