SDF ongoing security campaigns in Deir Ezzor | Unidentified gunmen assassinate civilian in Al-Raqqa countryside
SOHR activists have reported that SDF forces backed by Counter-Terrorism Special Units (H.A.T.) have continued the security campaign in Al- Busayra city in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside since the early hours of Saturday, where they set up security checkpoints and blocked roads leading to the city and arrested several people on charges of “belonging to ISIS.”
On the other hand, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a civilian at the junction of Al-Jazara town in Al-Raqqa countryside, killing him immediately.
Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that unknown gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a civilian in Al-Sarrah area between Gharanij and Al-Kishkiyya, while he was traveling in his car. Exchange of fire erupted between the civilian and the attackers, which resulted in the injury of one of the attackers.
On the other hand, clashes with machineguns erupted between unidentified gunmen and SDF fighters stationed in a post in the water station in Al-Zarr village in Deir Ezzor, which caused material damage only.
Accordingly, the number of attacks in SDF-held areas in Deir Ezzor countryside has reached three, after graffiti signed by ISIS were spotted in these areas and it read “down with Russia and the USA – Oh cross worshipers, your death is coming – Islamic State will remain”.
Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that unidentified gunmen fired RPG shells on SDF bases in Al-Busayra city in eastern Deir Ezzor.
The attack was followed by clashes with heavy machineguns between SDF members and the unidentified gunmen, which left a civilian dead and other civilians living near the site injured.
This development coincided with prevalence of ISIS cells in SDF-controlled areas.
SOHR activists reported seeing pro-ISIS graffiti that were expected to be drawn by the group cells on some walls and commercial shops in Al-Ezbah town under control of the SDF in north Deir Ezzor.
The graffiti read “Down Russia, Down the United States, revenge is imminent for crescent worshippers, Islamic State exists.”