SDF dismisses commander of Deir ez-Zor Military Council from duty

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Wednesday the dismissal of the commander of Deir ez-Zor Military Council from duty after committing crimes and violations, and misusing authority.  

The Media Center of the SDF stated that the Deir ez-Zor Military Council, with the consent of SDF Military Council, decided to dismiss commander of Deir ez-Zor Military Council, Ahmad Al-Khabil, from duty.

The statement further explained that al-Khabil, aka Abu Khawla, was involved “in multiple crimes and violations, including communication and coordination with external entities hostile to the revolution, committing criminal offenses and engaging in drug trafficking, mismanaging of the security situation, his negative role in increasing the activities of ISIS cells.”

Abu Khawla took advantage of his position and misused his authority “for personal and familial interests that violated the internal regulations of the SDF,” the statement added.

The Council dismissed Abu Khawla from duty along with four other members of the military council “directly involved in these crimes and violations.”

By Stella Youssef