المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After criticizing the excesses of some leaders and members | “Al-Asaish” dismisses three members of its forces in Ain Issa, north of Raqqa

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that the Internal Security Forces “Al-Asaish” has dismissed three members of its forces, after a regular meeting of the forces in the town of Ain Issa in the northern countryside of Raqqa.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, three members spoke of corruption within “Al-Asayish” and the abuses committed by other members and leaders of the Internal Security Forces, most notably the robberies, after which the forces dismissed the three members under the pretext of “denigrating” Al-Asayish.

A month ago, SOHR sources reported that people have become increasingly indignant about the performance of local councils in the SDF-held areas, with accusations of corruption in city councils, which led to poor living conditions among citizens. Despite the decision of the Self-Administration to raise salaries by 150%, people still suffer from destitution, and poor services such as education, health, and others. On July 8, 2020 the Syrian Observatory monitored the teachers of Abu Hamam and Keshkiyya regions in the SDF-held areas, east of Deir Al-Zour, holding vigils against “corrupt officials in local councils” and demanding the provision of services to the region and salary increases in light of the economic conditions.

 SDF-held areas have witnessed a wave of unrest and instability due to popular protests and the use of violence in dealing with some of these protests. On July 7, 2020, teachers’ protests escalated in the town of “Abu Hamam” in eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor and the town of Keshkia, demanding the provision of services to the area and raise their salaries in light of the economic conditions the region is going through. The teachers were attacked and the placards they raised were ripped in a brutal manner and a “Shabiha-like” behaviour.

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