The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Military escalation | “SDF” and the regime forces exchange shelling near Euphrates River in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor province: Armed clashes erupted and shooting took place between members of SDF stationed in Al-Hawayej Town on the eastern bank of Euphrates River on one hand and regime forces stationed on the western bank of Euphrates River near Al-Mayadeen City on the other hand. However, no casualties were reported.

On June 20, members of local gunmen and “National Defence” carried out an armed attack targeting military posts of the “Self-Defence” of SDF, in Al-Janeinah town in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, where violent clashes erupted in which machineguns and RPG shells were used, interrupted by mutual artillery shelling between the two sides. The clashes resulted in the death of a National Defence member. The Shamiyah area was also subjected to heavy machinegun shelling, coming from Al-Sabhah town, within SDF-held areas.