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People in Northern Syria Protest against Turkey-Backed Militants

Tens of civilians in the town of Jarabulus in Northern Aleppo poured into the streets, protesting against the presence of Turkish-backed troops in their town, local sources reported on Monday.

The sources said that protesters specifically called on the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their allies to leave Jarabulus, as recent violence inside the town has made it unsafe for the residents.

The sources went on to say that the protests reported took place shortly after the rebel infighting resulted in the death of a number of civilians in Jarabulus this past week.

In a similar development on Saturday, over 500 civilians in Jarabulus embarked on demonstrating against the Turkish troops and their militant allies after Friday Prayers and called for expulsion of gunmen of the Ankara-led Euphrates Shield from their region.

A number of protestors hoisted the Syrian government’s flag in the town and called for reestablishment of Syria’s legal institution.

In some areas the protestors embarked on closing off roads and main streets in the region.

The demonstration came after seven civilians were killed and wounded in a fresh infighting between Ahrar al-Sham terrorists and Liwa al-Shomal affiliated to FSA.

Popular uprising against Ankara forces were previously reported in the towns of al-Bab and al-Ra’ei in Northeastern Aleppo.

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