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Thursday, August 2

More clashes between U.S.-backed SDF and Raqqa residents

"In the meantime, Abu Doham, an SDF commander, and his aide were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at them near the village of al-Akarishi in Eastern Raqqa."

Tensions Rising between Civilians, US-Backed Militias in Northeastern Syria
August 1, 2018
FARS

TEHRAN (FNA)- A fresh round of clashes was reported on Wednesday between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and civilians in Raqqa city.

A number of civilians engaged in heavy fighting with the SDF in Baq al-Rashid district in Raqqa city, leaving a number of people and gunmen injured.

The SDF has put its militants on alert following the clashes.

In the meantime, the SDF seized people's shops in al-Sina'ah and al-Hadid streets in Raqqa city, claiming that the shops once belonged to the ISIL.

On Tuesday, the SDF occupied residential units of over twenty civilians in Raqqa city amid intensified tensions between the SDF and people in Northeastern Syria.

The SDF seized 24 residential units in the Youth District in Raqqa city, preventing the owners from returning home.

The SDF occupied the units under the pretext of security concerns, claiming that the units were located in a security zone that was home to the SDF's military, media and security centers.

In the meantime, Abu Doham, an SDF commander, and his aide were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire at them near the village of al-Akarishi in Eastern Raqqa.

Attacks on SDF have gone high in recent weeks as tensions between the US-backed militia and people have intensified.

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