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Syria: People in Another City Call for Exit of Turkish Army



Sources in Northern Aleppo province reported on Tuesday that civilians and the city council of Azaz have called for the evacuation of the Ankara-backed militants from their city.

A day after citizens staged massive demonstrations in Jarabulus town in Northeastern Aleppo and called on the Free Syrian Army militants to immediately leave their town, now sources report that the city council of Azaz suspended its operation in reaction to the aggressive behaviors of the forces of the Euphrates Shield.

In the meantime, Azaz citizens condemned the brutalities of the terrorist groups in their town and urged them to pull back their forces from the city and set up their bases outside Azaz, a town of strategic importance along the border with Turkey.

“Some of the terrorist groups deployed in Azaz have taken control of vital facilities and public properties and are preventing the city council and official bodies from doing their duties. These actions have caused the city council to suspend all its operations until all terrorist groups pull out of their town,” the sources said.

Local sources disclosed on Sunday that civilians’ continued demonstrations in the border town of Jarabulus forced the Ankara-backed FSA militants to leave the town.

The sources said that people in Jarabulus took control over the town yesterday after days of continued demonstrations against the FSA militants’ presence in their region.

The FSA that is backed by the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Operation was forced to take all its affiliated groups out of Jarabulus and handed over control of the town to its residents.

People in their demonstrations had called for the full and immediate exit of the Euphrates Shield’s members.

The Free Police, Legal court and lawful bodies are to govern the town.

The popular uprising came after an FSA member gunned down a number of civilians in Jarabulus.

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