140 elements from SDF in Deir al Zour have defected

A group of “military queues” consisting of the eastern part of Deir al Zour, who are affiliated with US backed SDF, announced their defection and took over their headquarters in the countryside of Deir al Zour, in protest against the exclusion of Arabs and against the militia’s hostile practices against them.

Sources said that the group consisting of 140 elements led by “Hamoud al Askar” stopped working with SDF and laid down their arms completely and evacuated their headquarters in the countryside of Deir al Zour, days after the SDF stormed a number of towns in the countryside Deir al Zour that reject the educational militias ’curricula.


The sources added that the areas of the eastern countryside of Deir al Zour are living in a state of tension and public dissatisfaction due to the practices of SDF, the most recent of which was the storming of a number of cities and towns, a curfew, the arrest of a large number of civilians, and the theft of their money and property with the support of US forces.

Over the past few days, hundreds of residents of the eastern countryside of Deir al Zour have gone out with popular demonstrations, refusing to impose SDF organization on their educational curricula on their schools and demanding only the curriculum of the Syrian Ministry of Education.


Local sources confirmed the killing and wounding of 5 SDF members, by targeting a vehicle carrying them with automatic weapons in the vicinity of Theban town in the eastern countryside of Deir al Zour.