"Prepared a report on corruption" | SDF arrest media activist and storm the house of another in rural Deir Ezzor • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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“Prepared a report on corruption” | SDF arrest media activist and storm the house of another in rural Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR sources have reported that Syria Democratic Forces have arrested a media activist from Abu Hamam town in Deir Ezzor countryside working for a local media agency, at the same time when a delegation of the International Coalition was visiting Hajin hospital. The media activist was taken to Al-Omar oil field after his equipment had been confiscated.

 

In connection to this, a group of SDF security services stormed the house of another media activist in Gharanij town in Deir Ezzor countryside, but the activist was not there.

 

According to SOHR sources, SDF attempted to arrest this media activist after they found out that he cooperated with the arrested media activist from Abu Hamam town to prepare a report on the corruption in SDF-held areas. It is worth noting that information was found on the second media activist’s equipment and devices proving his involvement in preparing that report.

 

A few hours ago, SOHR sources reported that patrols of Syria Democratic Forces carried out a series of raids this morning in the city of Al-Busayrah in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, during which they arrested about six people, and they were: two ex-ISIS members, a former SDF member and three civilians. The arrested civilian included a man working as a bus driver between Al-Busayrah and the city of al-Qamishli and he was arrested with his 16-year-old son. However, SDF were unable to arrest his eldest son, who was 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 targeted smugglers, individuals working in river crossings and ISIS cells.