Syrian Democratic Forces launches security campaign in western countryside of Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor) and receives 100 people forcibly deported from Turkish occupied territory

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a security campaign in the Al-Kibar area in the western countryside of Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor) after terrorist cells targeted one of the military points in the area. They also denied Turkey’s allegations of killing 16 of its fighters on 22 and 25 September and announced they had received 100 people forcibly displaced from Turkish occupied regions of Syria.

A statement released by the SDF indicated that, “after the terrorist cells of [the Islamic State (ISIS)] became active in the western countryside of Deir ez-Zor, where they targeted one of our military points in the area, the forces of Deir ez-Zor Military Council and other security services followed up the movements of the terrorist cells and determined their coordinates.”

The SDF Media Center also published a statement in which it denied the allegations of the Turkish state about the martyrdom of a number of its fighters.

According to the statement, “The Ministry of Defense of the Turkish occupation state claimed through its official accounts on September 22 and 25 that 16 of our fighters were martyred during these two days. These allegations are baseless.”

On the front line between the SDF and the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) in the village of Al-Tarwazia in the eastern countryside of Raqqa, the SDF stated they had received more than 100 people, including women, children, and the elderly, who were forcibly displaced from refugee camps in Turkish occupied area.

As soon as they reached the SDF points, they were given humanitarian assistance. The deportees showed signs of fatigue and exhaustion, in addition to the presence of marks and bruises on their bodies, confirming that they were subjected to mistreatment at the hands of Turkish-backed police. Some of those who arrived at SDF points required urgent transfer to hospitals.