Our forces are taking additional measures to pursue armed groups that infiltrated villages in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor coming from the west bank of the Euphrates River. These groups began mobilizing to attack our forces positioned in the eastern countryside. Yesterday evening, supplies were sent from security agencies affiliated with the Syrian regime in an attempt to cause civil strife that serves their agendas of pressure and threatening the notables of the region.
Our forces confirm that the ongoing Operation Security Reinforcement in Deir Ezzor was launched based on the demands of the people and notables of the area, as our forces informed the region’s tribal leaders and notables in advance about the operation and its objectives.
While we thank our people in the region for cooperating with our forces, we call on everyone not to be drawn into the voices calling for sedition, which will only benefit the external parties lurking in the region in light of the increasing activity of terrorist cells.
We confirm that the forces participating in Operation Security Reinforcement, led by the Deir Ezzor Military Council, will continue their tasks in pursuing ISIS terrorist cells and criminal elements, especially infiltrators from areas west of the Euphrates.
SDF Media Center
August 31, 2023