Vast Popular Uprising Reported against US-Backed Militants in Deir Ezzur
Residents of the town of Abu Humman in Southeastern Deir Ezzur launched massive protests and closed the roads leading to the town, battlefield sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur said.
The sources reiterated that the civilians staged massive protests against SDF’s measures, including piling up fuel products, corruption and other offenses in the region.
“The residents of Deir Ezzur called for releasing the people who have been arrested by the SDF fighters,” they said.
The residents of Shaitat town in Southeastern Deir Ezzur also held massive protests and called for their rights with regard to oil revenues.
The report comes as the armed tribesmen had clashed with SDF fighters in the town of Khasham over control of oil resources of the region.
The popular uprising in Deir Ezzur is taking place while Raqqa was also scene of protests and clashes between civilians and SDF fighters over the past three years.
In a relevant development in early December, a large number of people poured into the street in a key town in Northeastern Hasaka, calling for the withdrawal of the US and Turkish troops and their allied militants from their region.
SANA reported that a large number of civilians, social activists and parties in the town of Qamishli took to the streets, opposing occupation of the region by the US and Turkish troops.
It further said that the protestors condemned a visit by the former French Foreign Minister to al-Jazeera region controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), calling for independence of the Syrian parties from the US policies and asking for their affiliation to Damascus again.
The protestors, also, opposed US forces’ illegal bases and presence of militants, affiliated to Turkey and the US, in Syria as a violation of international law and against Syria’s national unity and integrity, SANA said, adding that the protestors called for expulsion of the occupiers and their allied militants from Syria.
In a relevant development in Northeastern Syria, media activists reported last month that protesters took to the streets and called for the expulsion of the US army men and the SDF from the city of Raqqa in Northeastern Syria.
“Tens of Raqqa residents revolted against the US deployment and SDF forces in al-Mansour district of Raqqa city and called for their expulsion,” media activists in Raqqa said.
The sources, meantime, said that the Raqqa residents in their slogans called on the Syrian army to free the region from the occupiers, and said that the protests took place after the SDF forces launched attacks on civilians which resulted in the eruption of clashes between the two sides.
In the meantime, the SDF forces arrested several protesters in a new wave of suppression of civilians.
Raqqa residents have many times held uprising against the US occupiers and their allies in Raqqa region.