TEHRAN People in areas under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Eastern Hasaka are widening protests against the SDF as tensions heighten in the region, the Arabic-language media outlets said.
Residents in the town of Nas Tel in Tal Barak region in Eastern Hasaka held protest rallies against the SDF in Eastern Hasaka on Friday, the Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency quoted local sources as saying.
They also said that the citizens closed the road linking Tal Barak town to Qameshli and called for immediate release of civilians in protest at SDF's abduction of civilians and their forced recruitment as soldiers.
The wave of arrests of civilians by the SDF in Tal Tamr, Ra'as al-Ain, Tal Barak, Tal Hamis and al-Shadadi in Hasaka and also in Eastern Deir Ezzur has considerably increased, the sources said.
Popular protests against the SDF have recently increased in Deir Ezzur, Hasaka and Raqqa as the Kurdish militia have monopolized crude oil, abducted and tortured civilians causing spread of insecurities in areas under their control and enraging the public.
In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian Army troops were preparing to fully drive out the Kurdish militias from the city of Qameshli as the tensions between the government forces and the SDF have increased.
The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted National Defense Forces affiliated to the Syrian Army in Qameshli city in Northern Hasaka province as saying that the NFL has fully trained over 200 fresh forces.
They said that the NFL measure is aimed at driving the SDF out of Qameshli and taking full control of this region.
Al-Watan pointed to the tensions intensifying between the Syrian Army troops and their allies on one side and the SDF on the other in Eastern Syria and the possibility of the US-backed militants' attacks on the Syrian Army's military positions near al-Bu Kamal region, al-Mayadeen and Badiyeh (desert) region, and said the Syrian Army has dispatched more troops and convoys to Eastern Deir Ezzur to reinvigorate its positions in the region.
Source: Fars News Agency