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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

A third attack targets SDF in the last 24 hours leaves casualties in their controlled towns east of Euphrates River

Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle believed to belong to the “Islamic State” Organization; blew himself up using an explosive belt at a checkpoint of the Syria Democratic Forces in Gharanij town, which is controlled by SDF in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor yesterday, Sunday, where at least 3 members of the Syria Democratic Forces were killed during this suicide attack, and others were wounded including civilians with varying severity, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday night  that an explosion rocked Hawayej Ziban village which is controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, it turned out that the explosion was caused by an IED explosion in a motorcycle carrying two members of the SDF, where the two members were killed in the explosion which is believed to be caused by the “Islamic State” organization, and the Syrian Observatory published few hours ago, that learned that a group that is suggested to be “cells of the Islamic State organization”, carried out an attack at the eastern banks of the Euphrates River, where the SDF-held areas are located, and in the details obtained by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; a group of 8 persons, believed to be members of the organization, on 4 motorcycles, each motorcycle carrying a driver and a member with a medium machinegun, attacked last night, a checkpoint of the Syria Democratic Forces in Swidan Jazira area, which is located in the east of the Euphrates River and controlled by the SDF, where the attack resulted in the fall of human losses in the ranks of the latter, where sources said that 3 members at least of the SDF were killed in this offensive, while the members of the cell stopped in the place of the attack and sat up a checkpoint for a short time, where they got the passengers out of their vehicles, confiscated the cigarettes and spoiled them, then they escaped.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored on the 8th of June 2018, that the Kurdish Internal Security Forces (Asayish) raided and searched tens of houses in the villages of Jdid Bakara and Jdid Ekydat as well as the area of Rwayshid in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, in the wake of assassinating 2 members of the Syria Democratic Forces by unidentified gunmen in the east of the Euphrates River, while the Syrian Observatory published on the 6th of June 2018, that 2 fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces were killed and 12 others were injured with varying severity; after being targeted on the road between al-Raqqah and Deir Ezzor by unidentified gunmen, the targeting took place during switching military units in Deir Ezzor with other units brought from al-Raqqah, and the targeting took place on al-Jazrah road, where the wounded were transported to Tal Abyad area in the northern countryside of al-Raqqah city, where this is the second explosion of its kind in about 48 hours, where an IED exploded in a military car was travelling on the road between Ayn Issa and the Brigade 93, which is a considered as a military base includes a base of the International Coalition and the Syria Democratic forces, which killed at least one person of who were in the car.

And the detonations and assassinations against members of the SDF come few days after a meeting of clans led to the formation of an ally force of the regime forces to fight the US, Turkish and French forces, where the SOHR published on the 2nd of June 2018, that it monitored a meeting of hundreds of dignitaries and notables of Syrian Arab clans from various Syrian areas, in Dayr Hafir area in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, which used to be controlled by the “Islamic State” organization, and which the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities led by the Brigadier in the regime forces, Suhail Al-Hassan, and with Russian support, managed to impose their control on, in 2017, and the meeting included in its final statement which it announced about, the formation of unites under the name “Popular Clannish Resistance”, serve as ally forces of the Syrian regime army, and aim to expel the Turkish, US and French forces from the Syrian territory, where a number of officials of the regime and a number of officers of the regime forces attended this vast conference.

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