BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – Almost one week ago, people from the Al-Bukhamiss tribe started an uprising against US-backed forces in the Euphrates town of Al-Mansura in Syria’s Raqqa province.

During the event, Al-Bukhamiss tribesmen occupied checkpoints used by US-backed forces and set fire to tires and other objects. Furthermore ‘clashes’ reportedly took place between the opposing sides but it is still unclear whether or not civilian tribesmen were actually armed with conventional weapons during the confrontation (which seems to have since ended).

Several days ago, unverified video footage was released reportedly showing the corpse of an intelligence official belonging to US-backed forces (one Saleh al-Muhimd) who was killed by unknown assailants near Al-Mansura.

According to an article by the Sputnik news agency, the arrest of the head of the Al-Bukhamiss tribe by US-backed was possibly only one reason for the uprising that took place, adding that a tax on Al-Bukhamiss people of 500 Syrian Liras to pay for the battle in Afrin (between US-backed forces and Turkish-led forces) may also be responsible for the revolt.

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