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Syrian tribe expels US-backed forces from Deir Ezzor town

On Tuesday, the town of Jadid Akidat in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor witnessed renewed tension after violent clashes between the local population and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

In an interview with Russia’s Sputnik, local sources in the countryside of Deir Ezzor reported that the members of the Al-Akidat tribe had captured of a number of SDF troops in Jadid Akidat and then expelled them from the town.

The sources pointed out that armed clashes erupted between members of the Al-Akidat tribe and the SDF after the latter sent military reinforcements to arrest a number of residents of the town.

The sources added that one of the town’s residents, Atallah Nayef Al-Hussein, was seriously wounded by SDF gunmen, as local youths managed to attack the headquarters of the organization on Tuesday.

The Al-Akidat Tribe previously took over the town of Jadid Akidat after the SDF briefly withdrew from the area; however, they would later return and reestablish control of it.

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