People in Deir Ezzur are widening protests against the Syrian Democratic Forces deployment in the region after the US-backed militants arrested and killed tens of civilians in their jails, media reports said on Monday.
People in the town of Sweidan Jezira in Southeastern Deir Ezzur blocked the roads leading to the region and asked for the expulsion of the SDF fighters.
The sources also pointed to the anger of residents of Eastern Deir Ezzur after the death of a civilian under SDF torture, and said that a large number of Syrians have been shot dead or killed under SDF torture in prisons in recent months while many others are in SDF’s jails under different accusations.
Meantime, the SDF forces have imposed curfew in several towns and villages, including al-Sovar, Hajin, al-Basira, Zabiyan and Gharanij.
The SDF has also dispatched massive military convoys comprising tens of security forces and military equipment from Raqqa province to their occupied regions in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
In a relevant development on Sunday, the Syrian Army fended off ISIL’s attack on their military positions to East of Deir Ezzur, inflicting heavy losses and casualties on the terrorists.
The ISIL terrorists attacked the Syrian Army’s military positions from Eastern Euphrates region which is under the occupation of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
The Syrian Army engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists who were intending to penetrate into the army’s military points in Hawija Sahin in al-Saiwieh in Eastern Deir Ezzur from the SDF-controlled Tal Jahfeh al-Baqouz in Eastern Euphrates.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Army troops pounded the terrorists’ military positions and movements in the surrounding areas of the conflict zone, thwarting their offensive and inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.
In the meantime, the local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur said that tens of ISIL elite militants and several of their senior commanders are stationed in Eastern Euphrates despite US claims that ISIL’s presence had ended their presence there.