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TEHRAN (defapress)- People in several parts of Eastern Deir Ezzur staged protest rallies against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, and forced SDF militants and commanders out of the region.
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Publish Date: 26April 2019 - 16:20

Syria in Last 24 Hours: People in Deir Ezzur Hold Protest Rallies, Expel US-Backed SDF CommandersMasses of people in the villages and towns of Mahimideh, al-Hisan, Safirah al-Tahtani, Safirah al-Foqani, al-Wasiah, al-Mawilah, al-Hasin, Qaribah, al-Azabah and al-Basirah in Eastern Deir Ezzur took part in anti-SDF rallies in the past two days, local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur said.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army's operations in provinces across Syria.

Deir Ezzur

People in several parts of Eastern Deir Ezzur staged protest rallies against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, and forced SDF militants and commanders out of the region.

Local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur reported that masses of people in the villages and towns of Mahimideh, al-Hisan, Safirah al-Tahtani, Safirah al-Foqani, al-Wasiah, al-Mawilah, al-Hasin, Qaribah, al-Azabah and al-Basirah in Eastern Deir Ezzur took part in anti-SDF rallies in the past two days.

They added that the protest rallies were held after increased insecurity, murder, detentions, kidnapping of civilians and hoarding oil by the SDF forces, noting that the protestors closed the main roads of these regions, including Deir Ezzur-Raqqa road in al-Jazeera region.

The sources said that the residents also expelled from the region a number of SDF commanders and forces who had come for talks.

People in Deir Ezzur are widening protests against the Syrian Democratic Forces deployment in the region after the US-backed militants arrested and killed tens of civilians in their jails, media reports said on Monday.

People in the town of Sweidan Jezira in Southeastern Deir Ezzur blocked the roads leading to the region and asked for the expulsion of the SDF fighters.

The sources also pointed to the anger of residents of Eastern Deir Ezzur after the death of a civilian under SDF torture, and said that a large number of Syrians have been shot dead or killed under SDF torture in prisons in recent months while many others are in SDF's jails under different accusations.

Meantime, the SDF forces have imposed curfew in several towns and villages, including al-Sovar, Hajin, al-Basira, Zabiyan and Gharanij.

The SDF has also dispatched massive military convoys comprising tens of security forces and military equipment from Raqqa province to their occupied regions in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

Idlib

The non-governmental organization White Helmets is preparing new provocations to accuse the Syrian government of utilizing toxic agents against civilians in Syria’s province of Idlib, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov said during a UN Security Council meeting.

Safronkov noted that the White Helmets are going to accuse the Syrian government of using poisonous substances, Sputnik reported.

"The pseudo-humanitarian personnel of the White Helmets continues to prepare ever new provocations in order to accuse the lawful authorities of using toxic agents," Safronkov stated, adding, "We see what is going on."

Safronkov underlined that the remaining members of the Jabhat Fatah al Sham terror group — formerly known as the Nusra Front — continue to attack government positions and strike civilian infrastructure indiscriminately.

He told the UN Security Council session on humanitarian situation in Syria that the present-day situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, where militants continue to attack pro-government forces, is unsustainable, according to TASS.

"The situation in Idlib remains unstable. Militants of the former Nusrah group, which transformed into a group of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, continue their attacks on the government forces," the diplomat said on Wednesday, adding, "We don’t know for how long this status quo may continue. Frankly, it seems unsustainable to us."

Russia continues to work with its Turkish partners in order to forge a sustainable solution to the Idlib issue, he stated.

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