The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Military escalation | SDF targets positions western of Euphrates and local gunmen target SDF positions in eastern Euphrates

Deir Ezzor province: SDF fired mortar shells on positions of the National Defence and local gunmen, after monitoring their movements at the outskirts of Euphrates River near Al-Mayadeen City and Al-Shamiya area in Deir Ezzor countryside.

On the same context, groups of local gunmen and the National Defence shelled the outskirts of Al-Hawayej Town eastern of Deir Ezzor. However, no casualties were reported.

Moreover, the local gunmen launched attacks against positions of SDF to break the stability under instructions by the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian militias.

Yesterday, local gunmen attacked a checkpoint of SDF with machineguns in Al-Kabr Town in western Deir Ezzor countryside. However, no casualties were reported.

These attacks came under instructions by the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian militias to cause chaos in SDF-held areas using local gunmen led by “Ibrahim Al-Hafl” the dignitary of Al-Okaidat Tribe.

On the same context, members of a military patrol of SDF informed residents of Al-Shahil Town in Deir Ezzor countryside of the imposition of curfew for motorbikes until the morning.