The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Reacting to “Humanity and Security” campaign in Al-Hawl | ISIS executes six SDF fighters near Al-Kherafi highway

Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that ISIS has executed six SDF fighters, after having kidnapped them earlier today near Ruwayshid village in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The SDF fighters were kidnapped and taken to a remote area where the field execution was carried out, before ISIS members dumped their bodies near Al-Kherafi highway.


ISIS claimed responsibility for the operation, stating that his attack comes as a response to the ongoing security campaign dubbed “Humanity and Security” campaign, which was launched by the Internal Security Forces in Al-Hawl camp in late August.


A few hours ago, SOHR activists reported that unknown gunmen believed to be of ISIS cells opened fire on a group of six people, whose identities remain unknown, on Al-Kherafi highway linking Al-Hasakah and Deir Ezzor in SDF-controlled areas. The attackers managed to kill the entire group.


SOHR has documented 130 operations carried out by ISIS, including armed attacks and explosions, in areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration since early 2022. According to SOHR statistics, these operations left 104 persons dead: 37 civilians, including a woman and a child, and 67 members of SDF, the Internal Security Forces and other military formations operating in areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration.


It is worth noting that these attacks have not included the operation of Ghuwayran prison, which left heavy losses.