SDF arrested civilians in the towns of al Sousa and al Baghouz in Deir Ez-Zour on June 1

Syrian Democratic Forces raided the towns of al Sousa and al Baghouz in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate on June 1, 2020, arrested eight civilians who were taken to an undisclosed location.

SNHR notes that no members of their families were informed of their arrest, with their phones being confiscated, preventing them from contacting their families. SNHR fears that they will be subjected to torture and ultimately classified as forcibly ‘disappeared’ like approximately 85 percent of those detained by the regime.

SNHR notes that about 3,090 Syrian citizens are still detained in the SDF detention centers, constituting a grave threat to their wellbeing given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.