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YPG/PKK attacks protesters in Syria’s Al-Hasakah

A number of demonstrators were reportedly injured

20.11.2018
YPG/PKK attacks protesters in Syria’s Al-Hasakah

By Mohamad Misto and Levent Tok

ASH-SHADDADI, Syria/ISTANBUL

The YPG/PKK terrorist group has opened fire on protesters against high taxes and oppression by the group in Al-Hasakah province in northeastern Syria, according to local sources.

The protest took place in Ash-Shaddadi district in the province, and YPG/PKK terrorists used heavy weapons to disperse the demonstrators, the sources said.

The demonstrations began in the province three days ago but escalated on Monday when YPG/PKK terrorists attacked civilians with mortar fire.

A number of demonstrators were reportedly injured.

Meanwhile, a state of calm prevailed in the district on Tuesday as the terrorist group shut routes in both directions in the district.

Ash-Shaddadi district is adjacent to the Iraqi border at an intersection point of Al-Hasakah and Deir Ez-Zor provinces. Both provinces have witnessed demonstrations against the YPG/PKK terrorist group.

Reporting by Mohamad Misto and Levent Tok :Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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