The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Armed attack | Unknown gunmen target SDF vehicle in Deir Ezzor countryside

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have reported that unidentified gunmen, believed to be ISIS members, opened fire on a military vehicle of Syria Democratic Forces in Al-Zarr town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, injuring an SDF fighter. While the attackers managed to escape.


This coincides with ISIS escalating attacks in SDF-held areas in north and east Syria, as well as the group’s retaliation over the anti-ISIS campaign which was launched by security services in Al-Hawl camp in August.


SOHR has documented 142 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 113 persons dead: 39 civilians, including two women and a child, and 74 members of SDF, the Internal Security Forces and other military formations operating in areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration.