People in Raqqa say they have had enough, protest against Kurdish rule

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RAQQA, Syria – Local citizens in a suburb of Syria’s Raqqa have started an uprising against arbitrary actions of groups controlled by the United States, primarily the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) who lead the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) coalition, head of the Russian General Staff Main Operations Directorate Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoy said on Friday.

“On March 25, an uprising of the local Arab population against arbitrary actions of groups controlled by the US began near the settlement of Al-Mansurah located some 25 km to the south-west of Raqqa,” Rudskoy said.

“The local Arab citizens are subjected to repressions and extortions, they are forcibly mobilized. This arouses severe discontent of local citizens,” Rudskoy explained.

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“The infrastructure has been almost fully destroyed and the citizens have no access to utility and social services,” the general continued

“The Syrian Democratic Forces command and local self-government bodies appointed by the Americans have been unable to solve humanitarian problems,” the general said.

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