Layalwa al-Abdullah, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Deir Ezzor Military Council, have survived an assassination attempt.
The spokesman vehicle was reportedly targeted by gunmen as it was passing on al-Kharafi road in eastern Deir Ezzor in the late hours of September 25. Al-Abdullah survived the attack. However, her driver was injured.
The Popular Resistance in the Eastern Region (PR-EG), an armed group affiliated with the Syrian intelligence, claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt.
In an official statement, the group vowed to killed al-Abdullah “tomorrow, or the day after,” even if she abandons the ranks of the SDF.
This was reportedly the fifth attempt on al-Abdullah’s life. The most recent attempt took palace in Deir Ezzor two weeks ago. Back then, the SDF said its spokesman had a car accident. However, the PR-EG also claimed responsibility.
In the last few months, tension between Arab locals in Deir Ezzor and the SDF grew like never before. The Kurdish-led group was accused or orchestrating attacks on tribal leaders. This has apparently encouraged the PR-EG and tribal fighters to act.
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