A woman, identified as Yusra Hussein al-Bakr, was killed on September 25, 2023, in Theyban town, in eastern Deir Ez-Zour governorate, by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, operated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The attack also injured her husband Khalil Saleh al-Hajem, and another man identified as Ammar al-S’oud. The area is under the control of the SDF.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) notes that though this attack, the SDF has again unequivocally violated Security Council resolutions 2139 and 2254 which prohibit indiscriminate attacks.
The SDF has also violated the rules of international humanitarian laws by failing to distinguish between civilians and fighters, in a way that spreads mass fear among civilians.