The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have raided a large ammo depot of the Syrian Elite Forces (SEF) in the governorate of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed on December 12.
According to the UK-based monitoring group, the ammo depot is located in the al-Shaitat area in southeast Deir Ezzor.
“The SDF confiscated large quantities of weapons and ammunition during the raid,” the SOHR’s report reads.
The SEF is linked to the Syria’s Tomorrow Movement led by Ahmad al-Jaraba, who is regarded as Saudi Arabia’s man in the Syrian opposition. The group is one of very few Arab forces in northeast Syria, which received U.S. support despite not being a part of the SDF.
Earlier this week, the SDF showcased loads of weapons, which were allegedly seized from an ISIS smuggling network. Opposition activist claimed that the weapons were in fact seized from the SEF’s depot.
This was not the SDF’s first attack on the SEF. Last year, the Kurdish-led group attacked several positions of the SEF in southeast Deir Ezzor. As a result, the Arab force suspended its operations against ISIS in the governorate.
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