Middle Euphrates River Valley, Syria
3 September 2023

After deadly clashes between Arab tribes and Kurdish forces in the Deir al-Zor region, the U.S.-led counter-ISIS coalition urged “all local leaders [to] resist the influence of malign actors who promise many rewards but will deliver only suffering to the peoples of the area”, and warned: “This poses dire consequences and only allows for a situation that nobody welcomes – the resurgence of our common enemy – Daesh [ISIS]. As we maintain our stance in support of the Syrian Democratic Forces, we emphatically urge all forces to immediately cease fighting and come to a peaceful resolution”.

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