Middle East

YPG/PKK terrorists detain over 50 protesters in Syria

Residents of Raqqa are protesting rising costs of living

Esref Musa and Ethem Emre Ozcan   | 11.01.2022
YPG/PKK terrorists detain over 50 protesters in Syria


The terrorist organization YPG/PKK has detained in Syria's northeastern province of Raqqa over 50 civilians who were protesting against the rising cost of living, according to information retrieved Tuesday from local sources.

Last Friday, the terrorists carried out an armed raid on the village of As-Suwayda, where the protests were taking place.

The terrorists blocked the entrance and exit of the village and opened fired on villagers.

They detained seven civilians who participated in the protests on Jan. 8, the sources added.

On Monday, the terrorists detained 45 civilians who wanted to protest against the rising cost of living and corruption in the town of Al-Tabqah, west of Raqqa.

The detainees were taken to an unknown place.

Although the terrorist group holds over 70% of the country's energy resources, the queues for sugar, fuel and bread keep growing as the residents are crushed by poverty.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkiye, the US and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

* Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev in Ankara

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