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People in Raqqa Rally to Condemn US Missile Attack on Gov’t Forces

16 April 2018 22:33

 

A large number of people in Raqqa city in Northeastern Syria took to the streets on Monday to condemn the US-led coalition missile strikes on the Syrian Army positions.

Tens of Raqqa city’s people poured into Seifaldulleh street and protested against the Saturday missile attacks on Syria by the US, UK and France.

The angry people further hoisted the Syrian flag over the city buildings and called for expulsion of the US troops and the Washington-backed Kurdish fighters from their city.

Tension has recently been high and rising between the local people in Raqqa and the Kurdish militias.

Last week, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) opened fire at people after civilians in Raqqa city poured into the streets and called for expulsion of the Kurdish militants from their regions.

Civilians took to the streets in al-Romayleh neighborhood in Raqqa city and called for expulsion of the Kurdish fighters and a halt in forced recruitment in their region.

The SDF later opened fire at people to disperse them, wounding a number of civilians.

Tensions between Raqqa residents and the SDF have been intensifying due to the US forces and their allied militants’ occupying measures.

The US, France and the UK launched a series of strikes on Syria on Saturday in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government in the town of Douma. The assault came hours before the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) team was scheduled to arrive in Douma to determine whether chemical weapons had indeed been used there.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the missile strike against Syria’s military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by US warplanes and naval ships in cooperation with the British and French air forces, while the Syrian air defenses shot down 71 out of 103 missiles fired by the US-led coalition.

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