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More Civilians Killed in US Airstrikes in Deir Ezzur, Large Number of People Detained in SDF Raids in Eastern Syria

TEHRAN Several more Syrian civilians were killed in fresh airstrikes by the US in Eastern Syria and tens more have been arrested in massive raids by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Deir Ezzur.

Media activists in Eastern Deir Ezzur reported that the US-backed SDF attacked al-Kashkieh town in al-Sha'aytat region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and arrested over 30 Syrian citizens there.

The sources said that the SDF militias, in 20 military vehicles, laid siege on al-Kashkieh town, and killed a civilian.

The pro-militant Orient News Website pointed to the large casualties of civilians in the SDF jails in Eastern Syria, and said that a Syrian citizen has been killed in SDF's security jail in the town of al-Sabheh in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

In a relevant development on Thursday, tens of people in the town of al-Basireh in Eastern Deir Ezzur attacked a military base of the SDF in Eastern Deir Ezzur, destroying the center after clashes.

The sources said that the residents attacked the SDF positions after one of the civilians was killed under torture at an SDF prison in the town of al-Sabhah.

They added that two other civilians were also earlier killed by the SDF in the town of Sweidan Jazirah in Eastern Deir Ezzur, noting that the Kurdish forces detained and tortured under baseless accusations a large number of civilians in the regions under their occupation.

Sources had noted in June that several civilians were killed and wounded in SDF and US attack, and said that the entire regions under the SDF control in Hasaka and Deir Ezzur provinces were the scenes of popular protests against the presence of occupying forces there.

Meantime, the Arabic-language al-Khabour News Website reported that the SDF in Hasaka province prevented civilians from leaving the regions under their control for safe regions controlled by the Syrian Army.

The SDF fighters also asked for the payment of a sum of about 100,000 Syrian liras from any vehicle trying to leave the SDF-controlled region for Hasaka.

Source: Fars News Agency