After rejection of allowing Russian convoy to pass through western Deir Ezzor | SDF escort the Russians to al-Raqqah through unpopulated areas • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After rejection of allowing Russian convoy to pass through western Deir Ezzor | SDF escort the Russians to al-Raqqah through unpopulated areas

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have reported that the Russian convoy, which planned to cross to al-Raqqah through areas under the control of “Deir Ezzor Military Council” before the council’s forces and residents prevented the convoy from passing through their areas, crossed today through al-Salihiyah crossing separating regime-controlled areas from SDF-held areas in the north of Deir Ezzor city. According to SOHR sources, the Russian convoy passed through unpopulated areas, under SDF protection, as it took al-Mazad road before crossing Abu Khashab desert to al-Raqqah.

 

SOHR sources said that Syria Democratic Forces escorted the Russian convoy from Deir Ezzor to al-Raqqah secretly at dawn, as they did not pass from the areas which experienced protests by the residents and alertness by “Deir Ezzor Military Council Forces” yesterday.

 

Earlier this morning, SOHR sources reported seeing residents gathering at the main square in al-Hesan village in SDF-held areas in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, preparing for starting a demonstration against the Russian and Iranian intervention in Syria and against the Syrian regime practices and policy.

 

This demonstration came in the wake of yesterday’s development in the region, as SOHR sources reported yesterday that tens of young men gathered in the SDF-controlled village of al-Jininah in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor where they set rubber tires on fire on the road to the village, after Russian forces and Syria Democratic Forces removed soil barriers with the aim to allow Russian patrols to cross into the region.

 

Meanwhile, “Deir Ezzor Military Council” brought in military reinforcement to the region and prevented the Russians from entering areas under the council’s control. It is worth noted that SDF mediated to persuade “Deir Ezzor Military Council”  to allow the Russian patrols to cross through the regime, but the residents and the council forces expressed their rejection.

 

Moreover, tens of residents who also rejected the crossing of Russian patrols through their areas gathered in al-Hesan village. The Russian forces were stationed in the regime-controlled village of al-Hesayniyya separating regime-controlled areas from SDF-held areas in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor.

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