RAQQA RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST US-BACKED FORCES

A large number of civilians took to the streets of Raqqa’s towns and villages to rally against SDF fighters.

Protesters reportedly block roads, burn tires, set fire to block posts and vehicles belonging to SDF and throw stones at their buildings.

The riots in the province capital were set off by the killing a young man in al Mansoura town located to the Southwest of Raqqa. This young man has been gunned down by Kurdish fighters while trying to escape from them. According to the source, SDF members wanted him to recruit to serve in the US-backed forces. Al Mansoura citizens initiated a mass protest against SDF after being notified of the killing.

Local residents made a demand on the Kurdish fighters to leave the town within 24 hours. SDF members have opened a fire at protesters.

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