U.S. condoles Al-Akidat tribe in Deir Ezzor and condemns killing of Sheikh Muttshar al-Hifil

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The United States condemned the attack on Sheikhs of Al-Akidat tribe in Deir Ezzor in a statement it released today on the account of its embassy in Damascus.

The statement said:

“The United States condemns the attack on Sheikh Mutsher Hamud Jeidan al-Hifl and Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil Jeidan al-Hifl, two prominent members of the Agaidat tribe. We offer our sincerest condolences to the Agaidat tribe and the family of Sheikh Mutsher, who was killed in the attack, as well as to the family of his driver who was also killed. We hope that Sheikh Ibrahim makes a speedy recovery and that the perpetrators are brought to justice.”

“Violence against civilians is unacceptable and impedes the hope for a lasting political resolution to the conflict in Syria in line with UN Security Council resolution 2254. We reiterate our support for a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, as called for by UN Special Representative Geir Pedersen.”

On Sunday, unidentified gunmen attacked a car carrying elders of Al-Akidat tribe near Al-Hawayej town east of Deir Ezzor. The attack resulted in the killing of Sheikh Muttshar Hamoud al-Jadaan al-Hifil and the driver, and the injuring of Sheikh Ibrahim Abboud Jadaan al-Hifil, while the perpetrators managed to escape.

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