The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Fearing ISIS attacks | Eight members withdraw from newly formed “Civil Council of Central Region”, east of the Euphrates

SOHR sources from Deir ez-Zor say that eight members have withdrew from the newly established “Civil Council of the Central Region” which began its work two days ago at its centre in the city of Al-Busayrah, which is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces in eastern Deir ez-Zor countryside. The withdrawals, including a woman, hail from the towns of Al-Shuhayl, Deban and the village of Al-Hawaij.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, the reasons for the withdrawal are due to the current deteriorating security situation and activities of the Islamic State cells in the east of the Euphrates.

Two days ago, reliable sources reported that a delegation of the International Coalition has paid a visit to the “Civil Council of the Central Region” in Al-Busayrah city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The delegation, which was escorted by a group of Asayish and SDF, has checked the council’s working mechanism. It is worth noting that several armoured vehicles came to the area from Koniko oil field, amid flight by US helicopters over the region. Also, a military patrol was conducted in Al-Busayrah and Al-Shuhayl in eastern Deir Ezzor, and it is supposed to head to Hajin, Al-Hawaij and Al-Omar oil field.