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Tribal dispute kills, wounds people in Syria’s Deri ez-Zor

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – On Saturday, a person lost his life and four others were wounded when their car was targeted with machine guns, due to a vendetta between cousins in a village north of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

Two young men from al-Hassan al-Saleh family opened fire on a van carrying passengers from al-Hussein al-Saleh family, near the bakery on the main road in the center of the village of al-Muweileh in the district of al-Suwar,  a source from the village told North Press.

“The 30-year-old young man Muhsen al-Hussein lost his life and his four brothers, who were with him in the car,  were injured due to a vendetta between the two families,” the source added. 

“The victim was a member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The two families come from the town of al-Namliyah, in al-Suwar district, north of Deir ez-Zor,” the source noted. 

The source pointed out that the injured were transferred to Hasakah hospitals, and they are in critical conditions, according to a local doctor from the town.

The issue of revenge between the two families dates back to a year ago due to a dispute over a marriage issue, where a tribal infighting took place between the two families, in which thirteen people died, according to the same source.

The towns and villages of Deir ez-Zor countryside are tribal in nature, as they often witness frequent infighting.

On October 2, a person lost his life as a result of tribal fighting in the eastern town of Ghariba, north of Deir ez-Zor.

Reporting by Muhammad Ali

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