Ongoing security campaign | SDF arrests several people east of Deir ez-Zor, including former ISIS fighters • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing security campaign | SDF arrests several people east of Deir ez-Zor, including former ISIS fighters

Deir ez-Zor governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

The SDF continues its security campaign in eastern areas of Deir ez-Zor countryside, following the repeated attacks on its members, and the recent escalation of security chaos in the region.

Syrian Observatory sources say that patrols of the Syrian Democratic Forces carried out a series of raids this morning in the city of Al-Busayrah, located in eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor province, during which they arrested about six people, and they are: two former members of the Islamic State, a former SDF member and three civilians, one of whom works a bus driver transporting passengers to the city of al-Qamishli. He was arrested along with his 16-year-old son, while SDF was unable to arrest his eldest son, who is accused of “working for ISIS cells.”

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that SDF members arrested, in the early hours of Friday morning, an old man in his seventies from his house in Al-Shuhayl town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, taking him to SDF security centres for unknown reasons.

This development coincided with the ongoing security campaign by SDF, which targets smugglers, individuals working in river crossings and ISIS cells.

SOHR sources reported earlier that SDF arrested two persons after storming their houses in Jammah village in eastern Deir Ezzor, on charge of “working at crossings used for smuggling goods to regime-held areas”.