The city of Raqqa faced an unseen amount of destruction during the US-led coalition's attack against ISIS forces there (Photo by Sputnik/ Hikmet Durgun)

Residents of the village of al-Jarniyeh located in Syria’s Western Raqqa took to the streets to protest against “forced recruitment and brutal measures” employed by Kurdish militias controlling the area, Fars news agency reports.

The protesters allegedly called for the Kurdish forces to complete their withdrawal from the area.

According to local sources cited by Fars, civilian residents of Central Raqqa were earlier attacked by Kurdish militants after the former staged a protest against the US military presence in the region, with at least seven protesters being arrested during the commotion.

Also, a number of Kurdish officials and military commanders were reportedly killed in Raqqa amid what the news agency described as an “intensified popular uprising,” while at least one Kurdish militant was murdered by unknown assailants in Hasakah province.

The city of Raqqa, which was previously used by Daesh* terrorists as the capital of their so-called “caliphate,” was liberated in October 2017 by Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces after a massive air bombing campaign conducted by a US-led coalition, which obliterated entire city blocks in the process.

According to UN investigators, the airstrikes conducted during the campaign for the liberation of Raqqa resulted in numerous civilian casualties.

Damascus at present considers the city to be occupied by US forces, as they are not operating in Syria under a UN mandate or official invitation, unlike Russia.

Sources: Fars, Sputnik

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The citizens of Raqqa are now suffering under ‘US Democratic Values’.

The result will be more IED attacks targeting US troops I would think.

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LOL, it comes from FARS, the Iranian agency. Iranians have a huge Kurdish population that is also not into submitting to bigotry… Look how it is bogus : be it in Turkey, Iran, Syria or Iraq, you have a compulsory military draft, but if there is a draft in Rojava, this is forced recruitment… It’s clear that the Iranian sharia democratic values are really fantastic : last year, they hanged about 1000 people… #2 on Earth for death penalty, and they haven’t 1.4 billion inhabitants… Not speaking about the blöödy way Iran oppressed the protests a few months ago, protests… Read more »