The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

IS arrests citizens from al- Shaitaat tribe, and funeral held for the leader of al- Ashaer Army in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor Province:

Sound of intense firing heard in the regime- held neighborhoods of al- Jorah and al- Qosor in the city of Deir Ezzor cleared to be due to funeral of Abdul Baset al- Rajab the leader of pro- regime al- Ashaer Army. Al- Rajab comes from al- Shaitaat tribe from the town of al- Keshkiyyah in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. He was killed 2 days afo due to targeting him in Jabal al- Thurdah near the airbase of Deir Ezzor. It is noted that he and dozens of al- Shaitaat people joined the regime forces and established a camp near the city of Palmyra in the east of Homs. He was very known for his ferocity in the battles against IS, where he beheaded IS militants several times after dragging their bodies. Meanwhile reliable sources informed SOHR that IS arrested some young men of al- Shaitaat tribe in the towns of Ghranij and Abo Hamam with no information about the reasons of arresting them.