Security guard shot dead in Hajin

An employee of the security service was shot dead by unknown persons in front of the building of the Women's Council of Hajin in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor.

On Wednesday evening, in front of the building of the Women's Council of the eastern Syrian town of Hajin, an employee of the building's security service, Sebet al-Dahil, was shot dead. The attack occurred around 9:00 p.m. and bears the hallmarks of Turkey-backed jihadist networks in the region. These sleeper cells, composed of remnants of the ISIS and other jihadist groups, carry out attacks on autonomous administration and tribal personnel, particularly in the Deir ez-Zor region.

Just on Tuesday, two bodies were found with shots in the head near the village of Jadida Begara on the banks of the Euphrates near Deir ez-Zor. In addition, a severed head was found by local people in the village of Shaheel, also east of Deir ez-Zor. Next to the head was writing with threats from ISIS.