One of the Syrian regime-backed NDF elements confessed that the orders were issued by their group’s leader to fight against SDF in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor under the name ‘Tribes’. The NDF element is called Ghiath Juma Sahoor, originally from Damascus countryside, and was captured in al-Busaira town during Operation Security Reinforcement.
Sahoor stated, “While in Damascus, I got in touch with an individual named Abu Basil Diaa / Ghazi, an NDF in Deir Ezzor. He offered me to join his group, and I agreed.”
“While I was a part of that group, I became acquainted with another individual named Ali Ramadan Khalaf from al-Busaira town,” he recounted. “Following the directives of Commander Abu Basil, Ali and I crossed the Euphrates River into an area known as al-Jazeera. When conflicts arose, I was in the town of al-Busaira.”
“Under the orders of my group’s commander, we were compelled to engage in combat against the SDF, under the guise of ‘Tribes’. While I was participating in the fighting, I was captured by the SDF in the town of al-Busaira.” he explained.
Despite the Syrian regime’s claim that the individuals responsible for combatting the SDF and causing turmoil in certain villages and towns in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, engaging in looting, arson, and the destruction of public institutions, were affiliated with local “Tribes”, our forces managed to apprehend several members of the Syrian regime-backed NDF during our combing operations.
SDF Media Center
September 9, 2023