Hundreds of furious people in al-Bab, including social activists, took to the streets and called for the retreat of Ankara-backed militants, closure of their military bases and hand-over of al-Bab’s control to civil organizations.
Also, the demonstrators condemned the illegal detention of people and seizure of civilians’ lands by the Turkish army-affiliated militants in al-Bab.
The demonstration came as tensions are high after the Turkey-backed militants antagonized citizens in al-Bab.
In a similar development in Northern Syrian last month, civilians in the town of Ma’arat al-Nu’aman in Southern Idlib took to the streets against Syria’s Tahrir Front and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) that have been engaged in heavy infighting in recent weeks.
Heavy infighting between the two main rival groups in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib caused people in the region to cut off Aleppo-Damascus highway to show their anger over the occupation of their towns by the terrorist groups.
In the meantime, a large number of people in the town of al-Abzamou in Western Aleppo demonstrated against Tahrir al-Sham in the last two days, calling for their expulsion.
Local sources said that Tahrir al-Sham dispersed the protestors by opening fire at them, killing and wounding a number of them.