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Northern Syria: SDF Unable to Face Popular Uprising in Manbij

15 January 2018 18:02

 

Local sources in Northwestern Hasaka reported on Monday that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have asked tribal leaders in the province to mediate and assist them to end popular protests in the town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

The sources reported that SDF Commander Shahin Shilo has asked Hamid al-Sheikh Shahazah, one of the senior tribal leaders in the town of Ra’as al-Ein to travel to Manbij along with a delegation of regional elites.

The sources further said that Shilo has asked Sheikh Shahazah to mediate between the SDF and tribal people in Manbij to restore calm again in the town.

Residents in Manbij have participated in vast demonstration in recent days, calling for expulsion of the Kurdish forces from the region.

Dissident-affiliated websites reported on Saturday that people in the key town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo took to the streets and condemned the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for killing two young civilians after torturing them, and called for the expulsion of Kurds from the region.

The Orient net reported that hundreds of people in Manbij poured into the street and protested at the SDF’s criminal and cruel measures against civilians.

The popular uprising in Manbij came after people found the tortured bodies of two young men in the village of Qabr Imo East of Manbij, the websites said, adding that the two were in SDF custody.

The protestors urged the SDF to leave their region.

 

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