SDF Take Control Of Conflict Zones In Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

Saturday 9 September 2023 - 11:58

Concurrent with the Operation Security Reinforcement, a commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that the militia group regained control of conflict areas in Deir ez-Zor Governorate, Syria.

Farhad Shami, head of the media center of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), announced that SDF militias have regained control of some areas in Deir ez-Zor Governorate following recent clashes with Syrian tribes.

The media center chief of the SDF also stated that during the security reinforcement operation over the last 13 days, some villages in Deir ez-Zor Governorate were cleared.

During this operation, nine civilians as well as 25 SDF militias, and 23 armed individuals were killed.

Furthermore, 15 people were arrested and some weapons and ammunition were discovered and seized.

Local sources reported that SDF militias entered Abu Hamam, Al-Kashkiyah, Gharanij, Al-Jardhi, and Abu Hardub without any clashes with Syrian tribes over the past 24 hours and that they have started an operation to clear these areas.  

It is worth noting that the conflict between the Syrian Democratic Forces and Syrian tribes kicked off after SDF militias detained Ahmad Al Khubail, head of the Deir ez-Zor military council, on charges of corruption as part of a security operation called Operation Security Reinforcement aimed at clearing ISIS cells and drug traffickers in Deir ez-Zor Governorate.

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Al Khubail’s dismissal and detention led to the mobilization of his Arab supporters in the Deir ez-Zor military council, which led to clashes with SDF militias in some areas of Deir ez-Zor Governorate.

These clashes subsequently spilled over to several towns and villages in this governorate and came to an end after several days.

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