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SDF, Damascus Conduct Settlement Operations

SDF, Damascus Conduct Settlement Operations

Sunday, 28 November, 2021 - 11:45
SDF commander Mazloum Abdi at a ceremony in northeastern Syria early this month (AFP)

The Military Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) held a meeting with the dignitaries and sheikhs of different regions of al-Hasakah Governorate, while regime forces sought to impose “compromises” in Deir Ezzor.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the Military Council of SDF organized a meeting with tribes’ dignitaries from al-Hasakah province, in al-Ivan Hall, south of Darbasiyah, to address the demands of the people and to consult with tribes’ dignitaries on the release of 850 detainees arrested by the SDF.

It noted that the detainees were arrested on charges of belonging to ISIS.

Tribes’ dignitaries have also called on improving the living conditions of the people in the region, providing basic services, adequate fuel for agriculture, and supporting the agricultural sector.

SOHR sources reported that Syria Democratic Forces were preparing to release a large number of detainees arrested earlier for “belonging to ISIS”, as it was expected that at least 850 prisoners, mostly from Deir Ezzor and al-Hasakah, would be freed. This development came after mediation by tribes’ dignitaries in the region.

In parallel, SOHR pointed to “settlement and reconciliation” operations that the regime’s security services started in the city of Deir Ezzor and Al-Mayadin, in the presence of high-ranking leaders and intelligence officers.

It added that the head of the Syrian General Intelligence Department, Major General Hossam Louka, and the leaders of some security branches, arrived in the city of Al-Mayadin, which is under the control of pro-Iranian militias, to start the “settlement” operations for those wanted by the security branches and those who have failed the mandatory service.

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