Tribal chief murdered in Raqqa, allegedly by ISIS

Hassan Hassan writes “Pro-Assad outlets are cheering the murder of the tribal chief by ISIS, because they say he was responsible for the killing of a brigadier after the rebels expelled the regime from Raqqa in 2013. He allegedly promised him safety but failed to protect him, per tribal ethos.” He goes on to note that “anyone familiar with ISIS & tribes will recognize the name ‘Afadlah’, as one of the tribes in Raqqa that had significant numbers of its members joining ISIS in 2013-2014. ISIS now reports that it killed one of the tribe’s chiefs inside Raqqa.”

This is important because targeting individuals in Raqqa seeks to destabilize the city when the Coalition is trying to stabilize it.

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