The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Tribal infighting | Dispute among children evolves to infighting between two tribes in Deir Ezzor countryside

Deir Ezzor province: Violent clashes with machineguns and RPG erupted between “Al-Talaa” and Al-Hassan” tribes in Al-Shuhayl city in eastern Deir Ezzor. However, no casualties or material damage have been reported so far. The clashes followed a dispute among children in the city.


Meanwhile, tension is growing in the city, amid a state of disorder and appeals by the region’s residents to tribal elders and dignitaries to interfere to break up the clashes.


This coincides with the escalating security chaos in SDF-controlled areas.


Accordingly, the number of infightings which followed disputes over retaliation and family and tribal disagreements in areas controlled by the Autonomous Administration has reached 45 since early 2024. According to SOHR statistics, these infightings left 19 people, including a woman and a child, dead and 101 others injured; they are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Deir Ezzor: 33 infightings left five persons, including a child, dead and 58 others injured.


  • Al-Raqqah: Four infightings left eight people dead and 21 others injured.


  • Aleppo: Three infightings left a civilian dead and 14 others, including an Asayish member, injured.


  • Al-Hasakah: Five infightings left five persons, including a woman, dead and eight others injured.