All the eastern regions of Deir ez-Zor have been liberated from Daesh mercenaries in March 21, as part of the campaign of al-Jazeera Tempest. Immediately after the geographical presence of mercenaries was eliminated in northern and eastern Syria, SDF announced in March 23, a combing campaign against Daesh mercenaries' sleeper cells.
The liberation process finished, several parties attempted to create conflicts and seditions among the people of the regions of Deir ez-Zor, taking advantage of service matters, which are not hidden from anyone, as the region has recently been liberated and witnessed strong clashes in the past years, not to mention the destruction and devastation that Daesh mercenaries left.
To see the reality of the areas of Deir ez-Zor closely, Hawar news interviewed commander of Syrian Democratic Forces Khalil Wahash al-Naber about the most prominent developments in Deir ez-Zor area recently.
The commander Khalil pointed out that Daesh is still present intellectually in some areas within Deir ez-Zor, especially the areas where the organization was established and other terrorist groups, which was a container for mercenaries, and said: "Getting rid of the idea of Daesh within these areas is not easy, as Jadidat Agidat was incubator for Daesh, and Shehail, was an incubator for Jabhet al-Nusra."
Khalil explained that these areas belong to the area of Basira, which is one of the largest areas in Deir ez-Zor, which includes all the tribes of Deir ez-Zor, and is characterized by the density of its population, as a result of closeness to the Euphrates River, and now there are some cells of Daesh mercenaries.
180 mercenaries' attacks on the region, all in vain
The commander Khalil al-Nabir noted that some attacks on their forces every now and then take place and they lose a number of fighters, and pointed to mercenaries' use of motorcycles, and mercenaries carried out during the past month about 180 attacks, most of which failed. "These operations were carried out not only by mercenaries, but by the mercenaries of Turkey and the Syrian regime," he said.
3 parties are attempting to destabilize region's security, stability
Khalil explained that there are three parties that target their forces and try to destabilize their security and stability. They are Daesh through their sleeper cells, the mercenaries of the Euphrates Shield through the remnants of Jabhet al-Nusra, and the regime and Iran through its agents in the region.
He pointed out that there is direct coordination and action plan with the Internal Security Forces, intelligence and International Coalition Forces to eliminate Daesh mercenary cells.
Referring to the close interdependence between the people of the region and their forces, he said: "We are the children of the region, the children of the tribes of the region, liberated our areas and handed it to our people to manage them." On the demonstrations that took place in Deir ez-Zor, the commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces explained that some of their demands were right and they were related to service, and tried to exploit them and derail them to create confusion in the region, and these were linked to the agendas mentioned above. This was shown through banners that were raised which held racist connotation.
The Turkish occupation attempted, and still to recruit al-Nusra remnants in region
Khalil pointed out that the Turkish occupation has attempted and is still trying to recruit remnants of the elements of al-Nusra in order to destabilize the security and stability of the region and create strife and sectarian and racial seditions within the people of the region. He said: "The recruitment process takes place through the smuggling lines connecting the regime areas and areas of the Euphrates Shield."
In the same context, he pointed out that the regime and Iran are trying, through their agents in the region, to create confusion and spread malicious rumors in the region, during Turkey's threats to northern and eastern Syria.