US-Backed SDF Sends More Gunmen to Oilfields in Eastern Syria

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dispatched more gunmen and military equipment to oilfields in Eastern Deir Ezzur on Monday after a number of its fighters defected and tensions intensified between its militias.

The SDF forwarded more fighters and military equipment, including military vehicles loaded by arms and ammunition, to al-Amr oilfield in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

The SDF’s move came after tens of its militias defected after unknown gunmen attacked the SDF’s bases on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

Meantime, a field source said that two SDF gunmen were killed in an attack in the village of al-Havayej in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

Earlier this month, civilians in Southeastern Deir Ezzur raided the positions of the US-backed SDF, destroying their checkpoints.

The SDF opened fire at the people in the village of al-Sajar in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, injuring seven villagers.

The villagers, later, set fire at the SDF-run al-Sijan oilfield near al-Sajar, destroying the terrorists’ checkpoints.

In the meantime, a field source pointed to intensified tensions in the SDF-held regions in Deir Ezzur, adding that two SDF militias were killed in a bomb blast near al-Tanak oilfield in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.


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