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US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces Clash with Saudi-backed Forces In Deir Ezzor

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US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces Clash with Saudi-backed Forces In Deir Ezzor

Fighters of the al-Nukhbat Brigade

On May 4, the US-backed backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attacked a unit of the Saudi-backed al-Nukhbat Brigade in the village of Abu Hamam in the southeastern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). A fighter of the al-Nukhbat Brigade and two fighters of the SDF were reportedly injured in the clashes.

According to the SOHR, the SDF demanded the same unit of the al-Nukhbat Brigade fighters to hand over their weapons on May 3. The SDF even threatened the unit that it will give the US-led coalition coordinates of their positions and claim that they are ISIS targets if they do not obey its order.

The SDF confirmed in an offical statment that its security forces hadattacked a unit of the al-Nukhbat Brigade on May 3 and May 4 accusing the unit of several crimes including weapon trafficking and theft. The US-backed force added that its security forces arrested five fighters of the al-Nukhbat Brigade during the clashes on May 4.

The Arab Council in eastern Syria condemned the SDF attack on the al-Nukhbat Brigade and questioned the real intentions of the SDF towards Arabs. The council also called on the US and Russia to stop these dangerous acts in the Arab areas in eastern Syria.

The Saudi-backed al-Nukhbat Brigade is among the biggest Arab forces in the US-led coalition areas in eastern Syria and the only one that’s not a part of the SDF. The Arab force is also linked to the well-known Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba, who is the head of the Saudi-backed “Syria’s Tomorrow Movement”.

The May 4 incident was not the first problem between the Kurdish-dominated SDF and the al-Nukhbat Brigade. The SDF kicked out the Saudi-backed force from the battle of Raqqa after an Arab fighter had removed a flag of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) from the top of a newly captured building in the city.

The SOHR said that the clashes in Abu Hamam had led to a high level of tensions between the SDF and the local Arabs in Deir Ezzor governorate and warned that these acts may lead to a full-scale confrontation between the two factions.

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Michał Hunicz

Fantastic, let’s hope for more friendly fire incidents!

Paul Barbara

Pull the other one! It’s got bells on!
That’s what the game is, a ‘play act’ where ISIS ‘roll over’ (and why not? they are a paid-up Western proxy mercenary headchopper outfit, with multi-million £$ support) and hand over Syrian territories to another group of US ‘poxies’ (sorry, ‘proxies’). You can fool most of the people most of the time, but you ain’t foolin’ me, you Luciferian ass*oles.
!A Luta Continua!!


Hey Paul, you would benefit to understand the cluster pathologies.
Human events are emergent. Not caused per-se.
The quest to find an “agent” as a cause is futile.
These things arise from the configuration of the system which humans create simply by being humans. The cluster pathologies are like that – they emerge, they are not caused.
Right now, the cluster-B are isolated. This is the precursor of their collapse.
There is great hope in that! (they used to call this stuff “god’s will” ;)
There is no USA there is no UK there is no EU. Never was. These are transient identities.
Human attempts to codify the emergence are futile.
The nation-state is too clumsy .. I think Ocelan got it less-clumsy – see Kobane.
What happens in hominids is that phase-changes emerge and change the social mode.
No human can control that – it just happens as part of the dynamic.
IF I am not wrong, the emergent social mode is matriarchal .. but then, that’s based on what baboons do .. humans might have other modes.
Very excited to see what happens!
(See Sapolsky)
Thank you for your insight.


Lay off the fucking meth, you degenerate piece of shit. What the fuck is all this incoherent dribble you just posted?

You need to get on some fucking meds pronto.

You can call me Al

Hahahaha; well I have to give you that one. Succinct, accurate ad my sort of articulate.



We rely on your ignorance. Thank you for promoting it.


You will never know if you refuse to look.

Terra Cotta Woolpuller

Your Balderdash and Poppycock needs some real looking into as you sound really fully inflated of your self worth in making a summation based on Western culture and misappropriating it for Arab Culture ,which would make more perfect sense when applied to Western Gynocentric Feminism post-modern Marxism. Even for that matter you could also include Judaic culture as it as become Gynocentric Feminism in the Post-Modern World, as they have supplanted the original Patriarchal society for a more Feminist Matriarchal one, which was done in order to introduce the Khazarian-European bloodlines.


This is what I like about Syria. The tribes are strong.
The YPG should consult Ocelan. They seem to have forgotten.
That will be their mistake.
The same mistake USA makes. And they will only learn at home as the tribes assert.


This is what I like about Syria. The tribes are strong.

this is the curse of syria


Humanity is built of tribal blocks. While humanity ignores that truth, all are cursed.
The “ruling tribes” never forgot it.


ATTENTION!…to staff of the Great Southfront.. Could you please if possible increase the size of right or left white screen bordering for as it is now android scrolling is more helllike than the Jews.thank you. PS: you guys are my favorite alt-right site ahaha


It’s not an “alt right” site you dumb piece of shit.


Hey jackass that humor was meant for humans so go back in cage n quit pretending to know or try reading anything here hasbara should have fine kennel waiting for ur ilk…ya damn wuss

Icarus Tanović

Yeah, do us a favour and start killing each others you Saudi-Zionistic-Wahhabi pigs.
Isis this and isis that.

Hanna Bohman YPJ

Wrong. SDF is now predominately Arabs who want a real democracy instead of another dictatorship .

Mahmoud Larfi

Sure honey


Best chuckle of the day award! Two images that will stay with me. Gals in fatigues and white helmeted head choppers. Better start building concentration camps if its going to be US style democracy.

Promitheas Apollonious

define democracy

Everything Turkey isn’t.

Promitheas Apollonious

you not very bright are you……. canadian volunteer.



Terra Cotta Woolpuller

Just a heads up don’t return to Canada as you are automatically put on the terrorist watch list.

Mustafa Mehmet

Yeah right try aging


SDF= PKK Kurdish terrorists from Turkey and Europe stealing Syrian land and oil.


Note: nobody likes a shameless liar.

Terra Cotta Woolpuller

Thanks for giving us all a good laugh !

Since no one even understands WTF a real Democracy is and not some bastardized version of communism being masqueraded as Federalism either since none of the cantons have any real authority as it was centralized with a Kurdish majority council.


With this we go to fight ISIS? Frankly I’m not surprised but this is why I think that if we want a job done right we should send our on guys to do it.


With this we go to fight ISIS?

Are you soldier???


I was in the Army, I still wish I was still in…

Promitheas Apollonious

a full scale confrontation will be a very good thing . Dont just fart go for it.


Must be kicked out all forces from that area and handover to local peoples.

The Farney Fontenoy

Kurds behaving like criminals and terrorists, just another day in the Contras/SDF!

Promitheas Apollonious

nope just like whores changing their price according to the size. Second nature to them just like the turk cousins of them and their american patrons.

Joe Stevens

What nerve, calling a bunch of Al Qaeda terrorists the Syrian “Democratic” Forces. LoL!
All the poor victims from 9/11 must be rollin in their graves right now.


Saudis and US both are brothers and enemies of Muslims. Israel, ISIS and Al-Qaeda are their terrorist groups.


it is like a joke but unfortunately as it is real.
three bad gang plays good guy bad guy in a house which does not belong any of them.
US troops: what do they do there!?!?
they don’t care about international law (never did it before)
Even they do not make effort to lie better as in the past.


So funny and pathetic! Dumb Zionist snakes biting their tails.
Good signal they will never get victory


Bandits, thugs and mercs, no surprise really…


Kurds on Syrian Arab land illegally, Saudis ( or Saudi backed fighters) on Syrian Arab land illegally, and UZA-alliance on Syrian Arab land illegally. The situation is that simple.

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