Deir Ezzor | ISIS threatens of stepping up attacks on SDF members and “collaborators”
Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have monitored paper leaflets stuck on the doors of shops and on the walls of SDF-held areas of al-Jazarah, al-Kabar, al-Kasrah and al-Harmoushiyah in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor. These leaflets include threats by ISIS of intensifying its attacks against Syria Democratic Forces and civilians and tribes’ elders “collaborating” with them. ISIS has also warned people not to get close to SDF headquarters and posts or they will be attacked. Some of these leaflets read “our Muslim brothers in the villages of al-Jazarah, al-Kabar, al-Kasrah and al-Harmoushiyah, do not get close to the headquarters or members of the atheist Kurds ‘SDF’, or you will be targeted by the security detachment of the glorious ‘Islamic State’. Oh infidels, the intelligence service’s members, soldiers, Asayish members, tribal elders dealing with the atheists, wait for your punishment. We see you, but you do not see us. Check your heads before they are gone. The incoming punishment will be worse for you, Allah willing.”
The Syrian Observatory documented over 31 attacks in April carried out by ISIS in SDF-held areas in Deir Ezzor, al-Hasakah, Aleppo and al-Raqqah, including armed attacks and explosions.