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Addressing the people of Deir ez-Zor | Tribal leader of “Al-Bakir” tribe issues statement disowning the commander of SDF’s Deir ez-Zor Military Council

Deir ez-Zor Governorate- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

Abdul Aziz Suleiman al-Hammada, the tribal leader of “Al-Bakir” tribe, issued a statement addressing the people of Deir ez-Zor in general and the “Al-Akidat” tribe in particular, disowning the commander of the Deir al-Zour Military Council, Ahmed al-Khabil “Abu Khawla”.

This comes as “al-khabil” failed to fulfil his promises to the people of the region that he will be an objective equivalent to the (terrorists) PKK and PYD, which constitute the backbone of the SDF, to prevent these parties from controlling Deir ez-Zor province, as happened in Al-Hasaka and Raqqa provinces.

He added that “al-Khabil made the people believe in the ability and readiness of its military council to manage the affairs of Deir ez-Zor, with the local councils, and to provide an acceptable model for the International Coalition, which contributes to the independence of Deir ez-Zor and the away from SDF”.

The statement also stated that “it turned out that al-Khabil was a tool manipulated by SDF to implement its agenda.

The Syrian Observatory published last month that “Al-Bakir” tribe of “Al-Akidat” tribe invited tribal elders of their tribe to a meeting to discuss the events that took place recently in Deir ez-Zor.

Elders and members of the clan met in the village of Al-Bayda, which belongs to the town of Al-Sour in the northern town of Deir ez-Zor, with some 3,000 elders, chiefs and members of Al-Akidat tribe.

The joint president of the Deir ez-Zor Civil Council attended the meeting with a delegation of the International Coalition.

The Al-Akidat tribes called on the International Coalition forces to remove Russian, Iranian and regime forces from the villages they control in the Deir ez-Zor countryside such as (Hatla, Khasham, Husseiniya and Al-Salhia), according to their statement.

The tribes confirmed their rejection of strife, which many parties tried to spread to create conflict among the people of the region, and to confront the forces that protect the area.

At the end of the meeting, the “Al-Bakir” clan issued a statement to the public, including several demands, including advancing the political transition process in Syria leading to a free and unified Syria.

The tribes demanded the support of the Military Council, both physically and morally, in accordance with the development of events the region is going through.

They also demanded the expulsion of the regime and Iranian militias from the seven displaced villages, and work to address the security issue immediately and open an investigation into the deaths of a number of elders and dignitaries of the region, and bring justice to all those whose blood was shed.

The tribes called on the “International Coalition” forces, as the region’s main responsible, to achieve these demands, in order to ensure security, stability and peace in the region.

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