Notorious US-Backed SDF Commander Killed in Hasaka

Tensions between civilians and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have increased in Hasaka in Eastern Syria, media outlets reported, adding that a senior commander of the SDF was assassinated in the region.

The Arabic-language al-Manar news channel reported on Monday that one of the SDF commanders named Haji Dikiyeh was killed by unknown assailants in the town of Qamishli in Northeastern Hasaka.

According to the report, another member of the SDF forces was also severely wounded by unknown gunmen in Hasaka city’s al-Nashwah district.

Meantime, local sources in Hasaka province reported that the SDF has detained at least 30 young people in the villages of Kaskas Jabour and al-Zayanat near the town of al-Shadadi in Southern Hasaka and a number of others in the village of al-Qara in Western Hasaka.

Tensions have recently heightened in Hasaka province after the SDF launched forced recruitment from civilians.

Local sources reported on Sunday that the US-backed SDF had worsened the living conditions in refugee camps under their control to force young men join the SDF combat forces.

The sources said that a large number of refugees at the SDF-run Mabroukah camp in Northern Hasaka took part in a demonstration against severe shortage of food stuff, medicines and other vitally needed items in their camp.

The sources said that many similar protests have been suppressed by the SDF, adding that the SDF had been intentionally worsening the living conditions in the camps to force the refugees, especially young men, to join the militia.

They went on to say that the SDF had sent expired consignments of medicines and food stuff to the camp, which intoxicated a number children in Mabroukah.

The sources underscored that the entire SDF-run refugee camps in Deir Ezzur and Hasaka are suffering from shortage of sanitary services and acute shortage of food stuff.


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