Aleppo- A citizen was martyred and three others were injured as the US occupation-backed QSD militia quelled demonstrations that were staged in Manbej City in Aleppo northern countryside in condemnation of its criminal practices against the civilians and the forcible recruitment of young men to fight among its ranks.
Local sources told SANA that QSD gunmen opened live bullets directly on the civilians who staged the demonstrations in Manbej City in the northern countryside in protest against kidnapping young men by the militia and the forcible recruitment for them to fight among its ranks as a civilian was martyred and three others were injured.
The sources added that demonstrators blocked the main roads and the international highway between Hasaka and Aleppo with burning tires and stones and they attacked the militia’s checkpoints in the city.
Meanwhile Manbej City witnessed a general strike and the closure of all shops after hours of opening fire by the local police or the so-called “Asayish” on demonstrators in al-Hadhoud village, north of Manbej who were protesting against the compulsory recruitment by the QSD militia which has led to kidnapping hundreds of young men from different areas over the past months.
Over the past days, the QSD militia has escalated the raiding operations in the areas which it occupies in the Syrian al-Jazeera region and it has kidnapped dozens of young men in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, Raqqa, Hasaka and Aleppo with the aim of forcibly recruiting them to fight among its ranks.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)