Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Anonymous persons assassinated one of the Syrian Democratic Forces leaders in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, Enab Baladi reported on Tuesday.
Syrian news outlets revealed that the SDF Leader Khalaf al-Khabeel was killed, along with one of his companions, in the area of al-Atal, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, while pointed out that al-Khabeel was shot by anonymous persons in the area.
Khabeel is considered one of the prominent leaders in the Military Council of Deir Ezzor (one of SDF affiliates), which carrying out offensives against the Islamic State group in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) did not release any official statement on the leader’s assassination; however, some related social media outlets reported that al-Khabeel was assassinated during a mission.
It is noteworthy that the SDF launched, yesterday, an offensive in the neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor against the Islamic State sleeper cells, while it also mentioned that the offensive started from the outskirts of Markada Town and extended on al-Baseera area, in the countryside of the province.