By Mohamad Misto and Levent Tok
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