Defection | SDF commander and his bodyguard flee from rural Al-Darbasiyyah to Turkey
Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that a Turkish-born Kurdish commander in Syria Democratic Forces fled yesterday with his bodyguard to Turkey.
According to SOHR source, the commander and his bodyguard headed to the Turkish territory from the eastern countryside of Al-Darbasiyyah city where SDF members opened fire on them, attempting to prevent them from leaving Syria. However, the two defectors managed to reach Turkey.
On May 10, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that it continued monitoring and tracking the issue of SDF Turkish- born commanders’ escape to Turkey. In latest development, SOHR could reveal new details surrounding the killing of a financial official in SDF while attempting to escape to Turkey.
The official in question, known by his initials as B, is a Turkish Kurd and serves as a financial official in Syria Democratic Forces. The official was trying to escape to Turkey with large sums of money in his possession by virtue of his post, while another person escorted him.
The official planned to cross into Turkey via Jatli village and Qarmani town on the Turkey-Syria border where Turkish vehicles were waiting for him. However, his repeated visits to the area uncovered his plan, as he was tracked by SDF intelligence and shot dead while attempting to escape.