Local sources confirmed that dozens of civilians were killed and wounded in the city of Manbij and its countryside in northern Syria as a result of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” firing on demonstrators, as the people of the area are protesting against the forced conscription imposed by Kurdish militias.
Local sources told Al-Jazeera that 5 civilians were killed and more than 45 wounded during the past 24 hours, by the “Syrian Democratic Forces”.
The areas of Manbij and its countryside in Aleppo govern orate are witnessing demonstrations against the forced conscription decision imposed by the “Syrian Democratic Forces” on young men in the region.
According to Reuters, residents and tribal leaders say that one of the reasons for resentment is the presence of thousands of inmates in the prisons of the “Syrian Democratic Forces”, and they also accuse the Kurdish People’s Protection Units – which leads the Syrian Democratic Forces – of discriminating against Arabs.
The so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces” imposed a 48-hour curfew in the region, in an attempt to stop those protests, but Anadolu Agency confirmed that the demonstrations continued on Tuesday.
In turn, the opposition’s Syrian Interim Government denounced the shooting of the demonstrators, and said in a statement, “The United Nations and the concerned countries must immediately play their role to protect our people in Manbij, and put an end to the actions of the YPG terrorist organization that hides under the name of the “Syrian Democratic Forces.” and forcibly recruiting young people, in defiance of international law.