Security vacuum in SDF-held areas | Oil trader survives assassination attempt, while uncertainty surrounds gunfire in rural Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have reported that unknown gunmen opened fire on a civilian from Jadid Bakara in Deir Ezzor countryside working in oil business. Clashes erupted between the civilian and the attacked, before the attackers escaped.
On the other hand, SOHR sources reported hearing heavy gunfire of unknown origin in al-Kasrah district in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor. No casualties have been reported.
Yesterday, SOHR sources reported clashes with machineguns between two families in the market of Gharanij town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor over an earlier retaliation. The fight resulted in the death of a young man who was not related to any of the two families, after being hit with indiscriminate gunfire, while he was in the market to repair his motorcycle. Meanwhile, tension was growing in the town, amid calls by the residents upon the town’s dignitaries to defuse the tension between the two families. Also, Internal Security Forces were deployed in the town.