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Civilians Expel US-Backed Militias from Region in Northeastern Syria


People in a village in Eastern Hasaka stormed the US-backed Kurdish militias and expelled them from their region on Saturday after the Kurdish fighters enforced compulsory recruitment in the Northeastern province.

Tens of people in the village of Samihan al-Gharbi near the small town of Tal Barak in Eastern Hasaka stormed patrolling forces of the US-backed People’s Protection Units (YPG) and expelled them from their region.

The villagers had previously warned the YPG militias not to enter their region for forced recruiting of the young men.

The villagers threatened to shoot the militias who try to arrest their young men.

In a relevant development on Tuesday, a large number of people in Eastern and Northern Raqqa demonstrated against the forced recruitment of young men by the predominately Kurdish US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Northern and Western Raqqa.

The SDF embarked on arresting fifty young men in the villages of al-Karama, Hara Balasem and Hamra Boweita in Eastern Raqqa and in the town of Ein Issa in Northern Raqqa under a recruitment plan.

The SDF move angered villagers in al-Karama that took to the village’s main street and demonstrated against the Kurdish militias.

The Kurdish militias have been forcing locals to join the SDF via vast arrest plans in their territories.

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