المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Vigil in “Manbij” | Raqqa elders demand the Autonomous Administration amend the Defense and Self-Protection Law

SOHR sources have reported that tribes elders, dignitaries and officials of the relation office of Raqqa civil council asked the Autonomous Administration to respond to Raqqa people’s demands and to amend the defense and self-protection law commensurate with preserving the young population, strengthening the military forces, and modifying conscription age.

These demands were raised during a meeting with the joint president of the Autonomous Administration as all parts exert great efforts to contain protests in Manbij and prevent foreign parties from exploiting the unstable situation, amid consent by the Autonomous Administration and defense office. In a related context, pro-Turkish factions-held cities and towns have experienced vigils in solidarity with people in Manbij city which is witnessing protests and demonstrations against the “SDF”. In Jarablus city, hundreds of people went out to streets shouting “our soul and blood for Manbij”, while in Sajou town in northern of Aleppo, a Turkish-backed leader shouted at the demonstrators, threatening of invading Damascus and Deir Ezzor.

SOHR activists have reported “Manbij Military Council” deploying of new military reinforcement in the city of Manbij in northeastern countryside of Aleppo province, amid the escalating popular protests in the city.

Syrian Observatory have documented new two deaths by Asayish firing including one in the city, rising the death casualties of civilians since yesterday to four in the city and the surrounding neighborhood.

the ongoing chaos and tensions in the city happen despite the current endeavors to find a solution to alleviate the tensions.

SOHR activists reported that several demonstrators have cut the M4 highway in al-Kersan village in Manbij city northeast Aleppo to protest the murderer of a young man in the countryside of the city by fire of Internal Security Forces (Asayish). The clashes coincided with the ongoing meetings and talks in the city between military leaders and civilian elites to alleviate the tensions. Alongside with the ongoing curfew that has been imposed by the forces in the early hours of Tuesday for 48 hours.

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