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US-backed SDF Terrorists Send Military Convoy to Raqqa to Suppress Popular Uprising

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces dispatched a well-equipped military convoy to Raqqa to confront the heightened tensions between the SDF and civilians in the region.

The Arabic-language service of Sputnik news agency reported that the convoy, consisting of US-made Hummer vehicles and other military equipment supplied by Washington, was sent to the Western parts of Raqqa city to suppress the tribal people’s uprising.

It added that thousands of SDF forces have also been stationed in regions near the towns of Hunaideh and al-Mansoureh, noting that the US forces deployed in Western Raqqa have withdrawn from the two towns towards Eastern Euphrates for their fear of popular uprising.

Other reports also said that the SDF militants have in the past three days attacked over 600 houses in the two towns, and detained at least 70 people, adding that the civilians threw stones at the Kurdish vehicles to stop the arrests.

In a relevant development on Thursday, the people of Raqqa in Northern Syria poured to the streets to protest at the US-backed SDF moves in the region, setting fire at a number of their bases.

Media activists in Raqqa reported that hundreds of residents of the town of al-Mansoureh in Southwestern Raqqa staged massive protest rallies against the SDF and set fire at some of their checkpoints and bases in the town.

They added that the protest rallies were held after a young resident of the region was killed by the SDF during forced recruitment operations.

The sources said that similar rallies were also held in the towns of Hunaideh, al-Safsafeh and Mazra’at al-Safsafeh region, adding that the residents surrounded the US-backed forces’ strongholds.

Meantime, the SDF sent a large number of forces and military equipment from Raqqa city and the town of al-Tabaqah to al-Mansoureh, wounding a number of civilians with bullet fire to disperse the angry crowd.

Residents of Raqqa and Hasaka have many times held uprising against the US occupiers and their allies in Raqqa region.

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