According to opposition sources, the name of the civilian who has been allegedly executed by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is Ali al-Hameed al-Alash. (VIDEO COULD BE FOUND HERE)
According to the source, Al-Alash was a civilian and had no relationship with ISIS. He was returning from his work in Lebanon to visit his family. The video dates back to April 1, 2017, when the SDF captured Al-Darawshe village in the Raqqa countryside.
The spokesman for the Manbij Military Council, Shervan Derwish, announced that the SDF condemn the crime and the group has launched an official investigation to identify and punish the criminals. He also stressed that the SDF will reveal the results of the investigation to the public upon its conclusion.
I strongly condemn video showing a man executed. SDF launched an investigation to find & punish culprits. We will share it with public soon
— Shervan Derwish (@servankobane) 15 July 2017
Separately, clashes continued in Raqqa city, where ISIS claimed the killing of 2 SDF fighters and wounding of 5 others with an IED in Al-Mahdi district. ISIS also claimed that another SDF fighter was killed in Al-Mahdi district as a result of clashes yesterday.
According to Kurdish sources, 200 new US soldiers have joined Raqqa Operation under the US-led coalition. The US-led coalition is likely seeking to accelerate the SDF advance in Raqqa and to overcome the problems that are constantly occurring between Arabs and Kurds.