The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After losing contact with 12 gunmen | Gunmen of Al-Bosaraya head to southern desert and 4th Division prevents them

Deir Ezzor province: The fate of the 12 gunmen of the National Defence of Al-Bosaraya tribe remains unknown, 24 hours after contact was lost with them.

Accordingly, dozens of gunmen of Al-Bosaraya tribe headed towards the southern Deir Ezzor desert searching for the missing people, with no information about them, while checkpoints of the 4th Division prevented the passage of the gunmen from Al-Shajery area in western Deir Ezzor desert in fear of any potential attacks by ISIS.

According to reliable SOHR sources, regime forces and their proxies are getting ready to start combing operations in the Syrian desert searching for ISIS cells, coinciding with a kidnapping operation against people of the tribe by unidentified gunmen.

The Syrian desert has witnessed kidnapping operations and sneak attacks by ISIS cells against civilians, especially those searching for truffle and combatants.

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that communication was lost with 12 members of the National Defence Forces of Al-Bosaraya tribe from Ayyash town in the western countryside of Al-Raqqah. The NDF members were gone missing during a combing operation which was launched on March 7 for searching for ISIS cells in Al-Bishri desert near the administrative border between Deir Ezzor and Al-Raqqah provinces.

SOHR sources suggest that they were kidnapped by gunmen of ISIS cells, where they fate remains unknown.