The Kurdish members of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) exchanged heavy fire with Liwa Thowar al-Raqqa in several neighborhoods in Raqqa.
The clashes erupted after the Kurdish militias broke into a house that belonged to Abu Awad, an Arab commander of Liwa al-Thowar, near al-Barazi square in Central Raqqa.
Field sources reported that an American delegation entered the city to end clashes between two militant groups.
The sources further said that a large number of people in al-Romeileh neighborhood in Raqqa took to the streets and called for expulsion of the SDF from their town following heavy infighting between the US-backed Kurdish and Arab militias.
Local sources in Western Raqqa reported on Thursday that people hoisted the Syrian flag in several villages and towns in the region on Wednesday, provoking the Kurdish SDF forces to attack the villages of Kadiran, al-Salhabiat, A’ayouj, al-Jayef, al-Adnaniyeh and al-Mansoureh in Western Raqqa and the two first and second districts in the town of al-Tabaqah.
The SDF fighters also detained a large number of civilians during the raids and seized the cell phones of most of the young people in the villages of Fatih, A’ayouj and al-Mansoureh.
Meantime, reports said that tens of young people in the second district of al-Tabaqah held rallies to protest at the Kurdish gunmen’s forced recruitment in the region.