Abductions and banditry increase in the SDF-held territory of Deir Ezzor

Abductions and banditry have recently increased in the areas of Deir Ezzor countryside which are under the control of the SDF.

D24 correspondent said:

“Last night, some locals of Al-Shannan village in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside noticed at midnight a Grand Van with masked men, going in the streets of the village, and some locals opened fire on the van before it escaped.”

He added:

“Local sources from Al-Tayanah and Al-Shannan villages confirmed that the description of the van matches that of the car used by unidentified men who abducted a displaced Iraqi man from Tuwaibah neighborhood in Al-Tayanah town and demanded a ransom of $5000 to be transferred to an office in the Al-Joura neighborhood which is under the control of the Assad forces in Deir Ezzor city.

It is indicated that Kidnapping and blackmailing incidents have recently been repeated in the areas controlled by the SDF in the eastern and northern Deir Ezzor countryside, including assassination incidents, which one of them occurred when unidentified perpetrators assassinated “Ammar Al-Mnaiyes” from Al-Tayanah village and kidnapped a displaced person from Al-Bukamal city living in Al-Shannan village.

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