In an attempt by the Assad government to take advantage of the assassination of the spokesman for the Al-Akidat clan, Mutashar Hammoud al-Hafl, this government mobilized all its media outlets to incite discord and fighting, so that Deir-ez-Zor, specifically the towns of al-Hawayj, Dhiban, and al-Shuhail in the eastern countryside, witnessed movements that soon turned into operations subversive and military.
As a result, the sheikhs and notables of Arab tribes called on the Syrian Democratic Forces to intervene and control the situation by intensifying their military barriers and pursuing armed groups. During the operations, the Syrian Democratic Forces arrested a number of Assad government cells, who were planning to assassinate tribal and military figures with the aim of accusing SDF so.
Furat news agency had met with Abd al-Razzaq Nawwaf al-Qoti, who was arrested by the Syrian Democratic Forces while distributing leaflets in al-Shaddadi area on July 29; These included the establishment of a force called the "Armed Arab Resistance" to target the sheikhs and clans' notables, and councilors in the region.
Al-Qoti confirmed during his speech that the Syrian Intelligence had assigned him the task of assassinating the sheikhs of the tribes and members of the local councils of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
The Baath Party ... Statements praising murder and inciting sedition
The Baath Party, after the security authorities in northern and eastern Syria revealed the reality of what is happening in the region, made a clear statement of goals and messages, calling for more action and spreading chaos in northern and eastern Syria and was a public incitement to target and assassinate the sheikhs and clans' notables who support the state of security and stability in the region.
"An attempt to exploit the Arab tribes"
About this, Sheikh Muhammad Aref, the spokesperson for al-Sharbein clan in Iraq and Syria, spoke to ANHA, saying: "What is happening in Deir-ez-Zor is a clear exploitation of the Arab tribes, and spreading a kind of sedition between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Arab tribes."
He added, "The Arab tribes in Deir-ez-Zor must preserve security and stability in the region, and not be drawn into the rumors broadcast by some parties."
SDF represents everyone and appreciates the status of tribal sheikhs"
The sheikh of al-Sharbein clan pointed out that "the Syrian Democratic Forces represent all Syrians, and there are parties that want to sow discord among the people of Deir-ez-Zor city through media wars aimed at destabilizing the region."
He asserted, "A force that liberated Deir-ez-Zor from terrorism has no interest in assassinating its sheikhs. On the contrary, the Syrian Democratic Forces and its leaders value the status of sheikhs and clans' notables and extinguish the fire among the tribesmen, so the beneficiaries of these assassinations and attacks are terrorist groups who wanted to target security, safety and civil peace."
“With every attack of the SDF against ISIS mercenary cells, some try to cause confusion.”
Sheikh Aref noted that after each campaign launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces against ISIS mercenary cells, some parties target prominent figures from the tribes to cause confusion and obstruct the efforts of the Syrian Democratic Forces to eliminate terrorism.
'Everyone should stand together'
The sheikh of al-Sharbein tribe, Muhammad Aref, warned the people of Deir-ez-Zor against sedition and said: “Our people in Deir-ez-Zor must not be dragged behind the tricks that planned by the hostile parties, which aim to sow discord and displace the people of the region from their homes, and therefore everyone must unite in the face of this plot.
At the end of his speech, Sheikh Muhammad Aref, the spokesman for al-Sharbein clan in Iraq and Syria, called on the Arab tribes to stand up to attempts at sedition, saying: “We call on all Arab tribes in northern and eastern Syria and all Arab countries to intervene urgently to stand in front of the conspiracy led by some parties to create a great discord between Arab clans and people of the region. "