US-backed Militants Suppress Popular Uprising in Deir Ezzur

A number of civilians were killed and wounded by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Southeastern Deir Ezzur as tensions between people and the SDF have heightened in the region.

Field sources reported on Monday that a large number of residents in the town of Sweidan in Southeastern Deir Ezzur rallied against the SDF.

They added that the SDF forces fired live rounds at the protestors and surrounded the town, detaining several civilians.

The sources said that the protest rallies were held after the SDF militants destroyed the trade centers of the town, adding that a child was killed and a number of other civilians were wounded in the SDF attack.

In a relevant development earlier this month, heavy clashes were reported between the SDF and civilians in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

Local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur said that the SDF forces fired at the residents of the town of al-Sajar, and wounded several people, adding that a number of them were also detained by the US-backed militants.

They noted that the incident happened after residents of the town attacked one of the SDF commanders, namely Damhat.

It was the second time in a week that residents of al-Sajar engaged in clashes with the SDF and were targeted by the SDF’s fire.


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