In the written statement shared by the Akidat tribe, the tribal leader İbrahim al-Hafil’s evaluations regarding the conflicts in Deir ez-Zor were included.
Hafil said, “The movement of the tribes in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor is not for the arrest of the commander of the Deir ez-Zor Military Council, but for the return of the rights that the (PKK/YPG) SDF usurped from our people.” used the phrase.
Emphasizing that the operation they launched against PKK/YPG terrorists using the SDF name is not self-interest-oriented, Hafil said, “Our movement is a tribal uprising (intifada) to defend the legitimate and stolen rights of the sons of the region.” made its assessment.
Tribal leader Hafil stated that they did not receive any offers to negotiate with the terrorist organization and said:
“This is proof that the only language the (PKK/YPG) SDF uses in its struggle with the spectrum of civil society is power. The (PKK/YPG) SDF behaves like dictatorial regimes. As an Arab element, we reject the persecution and usurpation of our rights, and we will not allow them to be violated. Our movement for the defense of the usurped rights.”
Asking the international coalition forces to do their part to ensure stability in Deir ez-Zor, Hafil stated that the PKK/YPG should be expelled from Deir ez-Zor in this context.
Clashes in Deir ez-Zor
The clashes that started on 27 August between the Arab tribes and the organization under the pressure of the terrorist organization PKK/YPG in the province of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria entered its 10th day.
Operations launched by Arab tribes under the pressure of the terrorist organization against the PKK/YPG in Deir ez-Zor continue in the rural areas of Haseke and Raqqa provinces and Manbij district of Aleppo.
In this context, 33 villages in total in the rural areas of Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa and Hasakah provinces and Manbiç district of Aleppo were liberated from PKK/YPG occupation.
The organization uses US-made weapons and military vehicles against Arab tribes.
PKK/YPG occupation in Deir ez-Zor
The entire population of Deir ez-Zor, which the organization occupied under the name of “fighting DAESH” with the support of the US army, consists of Arabs.
The terrorist organization is forcibly recruiting child Arabs in the regions it occupies.
The organization generates income by selling the oil it obtained by confiscating the wells in the region to the Damascus administration through smugglers despite the US sanctions. While the organization uses its income for its own activities, the people of the region are deprived of local services and aids.