SDF arrested a number of civilians in al Ezba village in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on August 1

Syrian Democratic Forces carried out raids in al Ezba village in the northern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on August 1, 2021. SNHR documented the arrest of four civilians who were taken to an undisclosed location.
SNHR notes that no members of the detainees’ families were informed of their arrest or whereabouts, 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 all detained persons in Syria.
SNHR can confirm that at least 3,796 Syrian citizens are still detained or forcibly disappeared in the SDF’s detention centers, constituting a grave threat to the detainees’ wellbeing, especially given the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.