Senior SDF Commander Killed by Unknown Raiders in Eastern Syria

A security commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was gunned down by unknown attackers in Eastern Syria on Saturday.

Commander of the SDF police, nom de guerre Arach, was killed after unidentified assailants opened fire at him on a road to Ziban al-Tiyanah region in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

The SDF kept its fighters on alert after the attack and sent more forces and military equipment to the scene.

In the meantime, unknown raiders targeted and killed 2 SDF fighters near al-Omar oilfield and injured several more.

Field sources reported that a fresh wave of tension erupted between the SDF and villagers in the village of al-Sajar in Southeastern Deir Ezzur after a civilian was killed in the region. Earlier reports said that Iraq has deployed reinforcements to the border with Syria amid renewed clashes between the US-backed militants and ISIL in the region.

Iraqi troops, including Hashd al-Sha’abi paramilitary forces, had been dispatched to the Syrian frontier as fears grow that ISIL terrorists could repeat the 2014 offensive, press tv reported.

The border build-up came as ISIL elements recently captured some territory from the SDF, a US-backed coalition of mainly Kurdish militants, around the city of Hajin in Syria’s Eastern Deir Ezzur Province.

FARS