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US-Backed SDF Goes on Alert as Raqqa Residents Voice Support for Syrian Army

 

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) went on a full alert in Raqqa as the city residents have started showing their support for Damascus Army, including painting graffiti.

“The SDF forces are on full alert in Raqqa city in security terms as the Kurdish forces have arrested a large number of civilians,” local sources said.

They said that the wave of arrests came as unidentified groups painted graffiti on the walls of al-Badou district in Raqqa city and welcomed the presence of the Syrian Army in the city.

Media activists in Raqqa city also pointed to the fury of Raqqa residents over SDF’s measures, including arresting a large number of people on different pretexts and death of a civilian under torture by SDF in Raqqa city.

The news comes as the SDF has detained several civilians on charges of imaging the SDF movements.

In a relevant development on Monday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) opened fire at protesting civilians in Raqqa city on Monday, injuring several people and arresting a number of others.

The SDF militias engaged in fighting with protestors in al-Mashlab neighborhood in Raqqa city, opening fire at people.

A number of civilians were injured in the clashes.

The SDF further arrested over twenty civilians and kept gunmen on alert to suppress further demonstration.

On Sunday, the SDF stormed the farms near the village of Abu Qabih in Western Raqqa and forced the owners and their family members to leave their properties.

Local sources said that the SDF turned the farms into bases and command posts.

The sources said that the SDF occupied tens of farms, lands and houses of the people under different pretexts in the region.

Other sources reported that the SDF again arrested a number of young men in the town of Tal Abyadh under a forced recruitment plan.

The sources further said that a wave of tensions has covered the region following the SDF’s continued hostile measures.

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