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Syrian Democratic Forces Captured Key Town In Southeastern Deir Ezzor (Map, Video)


Syrian Democratic Forces Captured Key Town In Southeastern Deir Ezzor (Map, Video)

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On November 19, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured the strategic town of Shu’aytat on the eastern back of the Euphrates River in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to pro-Kurdish sources.

Pro-government sources claim that the SDF entered Shu’aytat after a deal with local ISIS commander, known as Abu Talhat al-Mohajer. The SDF didn’t report any clashes around Shaitat earlier. Thus, these claims could be real.

Meanwhile, Syrian opposition sources published a video showing fighters of the SDF’s Deir Ezzor Military Council (DMC) beating captured ISIS supporters or fighters and disfiguring some corpses inside Shu’aytat town. The SDF has repeatedly claimed that it is the only force that respect human rights in Syria.

Shu’aytat witnessed a bloody massacre committed by ISIS against members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and civilians of the Shu’aytat tribe in August 2014. At least, 700 people were killed by ISIS during the massacre, according to opposition sources.

While the SDF is rapidly advancing along the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the US-back force faces a notable resistance from ISIS south and southeast of the Omar and al-Tanak oil fields near the Syrian-Iraqi border.



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  • Serious

    Genocide !!!

    I told you. You like Americans ? You will pay it. Americans are nothing than scums. The sooner you make that in your head, the better.

    • jerrydrakejr

      I know that. The problem is that We have not yet found anything effective against that trash.

      • Serious

        USA is helping the kurds to genocide the Arabs to take their lands.

    • Jonathan Cohen


  • Serious

    When will the Arabs wake up ???

  • Garga

    Old habits die hard. Perhaps they are former ISIS members who joined PKK in Syria. I have no doubt our beloved trolls will say the exact same words which I wrote.

    I may understand the beating, but mutilation of corpses? Not that I think PKK is above such things. They proved to be nothing less than these guys in Turkey.

  • Don Machiavelli

    Did Bush teach you to yell alah agbar every time… I’m sick of this so called Muslims, he is just an American puppet as all those fucker are, no different than isis.

  • heydrich

    A real civil war In israHELL against zionists is on the horizon , not some staged proxy militants-foreigners-terrorists’s from overseas abroad fake civil war , a clear real civil war against zionists in israHELL to liberate arab Palestine from zionists-terrorists’s occupation is immenent underway !

  • dutchnational

    SDF is still doing well and advancing rapidly eastward.

    Some of the more recent additions of the SDF, mainly those of tribal background in the DMC, are as of yet less disciplined than the more established and older SDF units. One can partly see this in the absence of uniforms.

    SDF will have to increase the discipline in the newer units, though the personal animosity towards IS within some tribes can be readily understood.

  • gustavo

    South part of Euphrates river belongs to Syria, north part of Euphrates river belong to SDF (kurds-USA pupptes).