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SDF arrests 12 people in Deir al-Zor for dealing with Syrian government forces

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Editing: Radwan Al-Homsi Khaled Abdulhamid Smesem |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2020/06/20 12:32
Update date: 2020/06/20 12:32

Deir al-Zor - SMART

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested 12 people in the village of Jazrat al-Buhamid, the Deir al-Zor governorate, Eastern Syria.

The SDF are mainly comprised of the Kurdish People's Protection Units in addition to Arab, Turkmen, and Assyrian/Syriac military factions. The SDF is supported by the United States-backed International Coalition against the Islamic State and fought them in al-Raqqa, Deir al-Zor, Aleppo, and al-Hasakah in Northeastern Syria.

On Saturday, a military source from the Asayish forces of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration reported to SMART that SDF members arrested 12 people accused of forming cells affiliated with the Syrian government forces in the Kasrah area, 75 kilometers west of Deir al-Zor.

The source added that the SDF members stormed five houses in the village and two other houses in the village of Jazrat Milaj. The SDF also established temporary checkpoints on the roads leading to these villages.

On Dec. 8, 2019, the SDF, supported by the US-led International Coalition warplanes, arrested three people during a storm campaign in the al-Basirah area, east of Deir al-Zor.

In a similar campaign, the SDF arrested two people from al-Basirah as well.

The SDF continue prosecuting young men in Deir al-Zor for several charges, including affiliating and dealing with the Islamic State. On Sept. 27, 2019, the SDF announced arresting members of an IS cell in the town of al-Sour, in addition to arresting several civilians in the city of al-Sha’fah.