Anonymous sources informed Athr Press about a new plan under implementation linked to the release of the commander of the Deir-ez-Zor Military Council, Ahmed al-Khabil-Abu Khawla. A delegation from the International Coalition visited Khabil’s family, instructing them to prepare his house for his return.
The plan is allegedly orchestrated by former Nusra Front leader Ammar al-Haddawi, who recently arrived in al-Shuhail. It involves opposition from Kurdish leaders, particularly Roni Walat, who was killed in the Omar Field bombing a few days ago.
The plan aims to cancel the transfer of leadership from Khabil to al-Dabail, a prominent SDF leader, and assign the Civil Council presidency to Hajim al-Bashir of the al-Baggara tribe. However, efforts now favour Khabil’s return to the Al-Jazeera region with the coordination of the International Coalition.
The Coalition aims to leverage Khabil’s tribal influence within the al-Akidat tribe, leading a tribal movement against the SDF. They believe Khabil’s return may attract his tribe members, potentially weakening support for the opposing al-Hafel tribe’s resistance.
Previously leaked audio of Khabil included profanity and offensive words towards sheikhs Ibrahim and Musab Hafel, expressing a desire to form a Zabid Emirate, potentially securing SDF control in the region.
The return of Khabil faced opposition from some SDF leaders, notably Roni Walat, whose killing was allegedly linked to the plan. Information suggests the International Coalition decided to eliminate Walat using an explosive device in his car.
Since August 27th, a tribal movement against the SDF has unfolded in Deir-ez-Zor, led by Sheikh Musab Hafel, aiming to abolish the group’s control over the Jazeera regions.
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