125 members of the al-Akidat tribe join SDF in Deir ez-Zor
125 members of the al-Akidat tribe in Deir ez-Zor have joined the SDF. Previously, the regime and Turkey had attempted to upset the tribe through attacks against the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
A total of 125 members of the al-Akidat tribal confederation joined the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in an official ceremony on Tuesday. With their participation, the fighters are sending a clear signal against the attempts to upset the tribes by murder and anti-propaganda against the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
The fighters will undergo a training course that will last up to 45 days, during which they will receive various intellectual, political and military lessons and training on various types of weapons.
One of the volunteers is Ali al-Dzhalud. He says he decided to join the SDF after the attacks on the tribe. Other recruits cited similar motives and stressed that they had joined the SDF to defend security and achievements in the region.
In recent weeks and months, prominent members of the al-Akidat tribal confederation have repeatedly been assassinated in Deir ez-Zor region. The perpetrators tried to portray the attacks as acts of the Autonomous Administration and thus to turn the tribe against them. Investigations and confessions by detainees revealed that the Syrian regime was behind the attacks. Sleeper cells supported by Turkey also pursue a similar goal.