Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing local sources, said the attack came after a group of people staged a demonstration in the provincial capital city of Hasakh on Sunday to voice their resentment over the arbitrary practices of SDF militants.
The US-backed militants then intervened and opened fire at the protesters, leaving a number of them injured. A demonstrator later succumbed to his serious gunshot wounds, the report said.
Elsewhere in al-Suwar town of the neighboring Dayr al-Zawr province, a similar rally was staged to condemn the abduction of several young local citizens by SDF militants.
Security conditions have been deteriorating in the SDF-controlled areas in Hasakah, Dayr al-Zawr and Raqqah provinces.
Local Syrians complain that the SDF’s constant raids have generated a state of frustration and instability, severely affecting their businesses and livelihood.
Residents also accuse the US-sponsored militants of stealing crude oil and refusing to spend money on service sectors.
Local councils affiliated with the SDF further stand accused of financial corruption.