Anti-smuggling campaign | SDF escorted by International Coalition conduct operation against oil smuggling into regime areas • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Anti-smuggling campaign | SDF escorted by International Coalition conduct operation against oil smuggling into regime areas

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have monitored SDF’s military reinforcement composed of thirty armored vehicles has headed to villages in Deir Ezzor. The new campaign has been distributed on Jadeed, al-Dahlah and al-Soubha villages in east Deir Ezzor ahead of storming the river crossing between SDF and Syrian regime-controlled areas.

Seeing the reinforcement came along with intensive flying of International Coalition helicopter over the region. Meanwhile, six persons from Jadeed Okydat town were arrested during the ongoing security campaign.

On the other hand, unknown militants who are likely ISIS’s members have attacked military post affiliated to SDF in al-Busirah city in east Deir Ezzor countryside causing injuries in ranks of SDF.

On Nov. 27, SDF patrol SOHR activists reported that an SDF patrol raided Euphrates river bank in Deir Ezzor countryside and set fire to an oil tanker which was to be smuggled from SDF-held areas to the Euphrates river’s opposite bank, which is under the regime’s control, near al-Husseya school in Al-Shaheel city eastern of Deir Ezzor.

It is worth noting that SDF security campaigns on Euphrates river which separates different areas of control aim to put an end to the ongoing smuggling operations to regime-held areas.

On November 19, SOHR sources reported that unknown gunmen attacked “al-Faysal” oil well in the north of al-Busayrah city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The attackers set fire to the well, which is located in SDF-held areas, before they escaped.

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