Detecting smug*gling operations | Coalition and “SDF forces conduct military patrol at smuggling crossings in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside
Deir Ezzor province: The SDF and the International Coalition Forces have conducted a joint military patrol setting off from Al-Omar oil field, at the smuggling crossings in the towns of Theban and Hawaij in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, to monitor occasional smuggling operations.
This comes in light of the framework of joint coordination and exercises between the “International Coalition” forces and the SDF in northern and eastern Syria.
On January 21, SOHR sources reported that International Coalition helicopters were flying at low altitude over Euphrates river and areas separating between SDF and Iranian militias in Deir Ezzor countryside.
This coincided with routine patrol to monitor the river and the movements of the Syrian regime, where the patrol roamed the eastern countryside all the way to the laboratories.
Moreover, “International Coalition” forces conducted a patrol in the vicinity of Koniko field, where the patrol left the field as part of routine patrol.