The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Demanding for joining local gunmen to regime forces | Tribal elders from Al-Mayadeen meet with security committee in Deir Ezzor

Elders and dignitaries of Al-Mayadeen’s tribes met with the command of the security committed in Deir Ezzor, asking to allow local gunmen from east Euphrates region to join the military formation of regime forces in order to avoid bombardment and security chaos in the region over their deployment and military operations they carry out against Syrian Democratic Forces.

 

It is worth noting that clashes renew every now and then between Syrian Democratic Forces and tribesmen on the banks of Euphrates river in Deir Ezzor countryside, where SOHR documented eight rounds of clashes and attacks, including infiltration operations and gunfire by snipers, between the two sides since early March.

 

This coincides with the suspension of attacks by Iranian-backed militias on US bases in Syria.

 

Yesterday, a meeting was held in the headquarters of the 4th Division in Deir Ezzor city attended by top commanders of the Lebanese Hezbollah, members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, tribal elders and dignitaries and officers of security branches.

 

The commanders order to continue attacks against SDF, the USA’s ally in east Euphrates region, stressing that these attacks destabilize the region and confuse US forces which are stationed in several bases in SDF-controlled areas, the most prominent of which is the largest US base in Syria in Al-Omar oil field.

 

The commanders also confirmed their intention to increase military and financial support to local groups in east Euphrates region, as well as supporting fighters from that region, who are now deployed in west Euphrates region.