The demonstrations renew demanding the departure of SDF from Al-Raqqah city • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The demonstrations renew demanding the departure of SDF from Al-Raqqah city

Al-Raqqah Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored today evening, Thursday the 31st of May 2018, that tens of people went out in a demonstration in al-Rumaila neighborhood in Al-Raqqah city, where the demonstrations demanded the departure of the Syria Democratic Forces from Al-Raqqah city, where this demonstration comes in the wake of the state of tension witnessed in the city in the past dew days, where a demonstration went out last Tuesday, and the Syrian Observatory published at that time, that it monitored the return of the state of tension in Al-Raqqah city, which witnessed today evening, Tuesday the 29th of May 2018, demonstrations included tens of citizens of Al-Raqqah city, where they called for “the departure of the Syria Democratic Forces from the city and handing over the administration to its inhabitants”, and the demonstrations included the areas of al-Mashlab and al-Rumaila in the eastern and north-eastern outskirts of Al-Raqqah city, and the tension escalated after the arrival of patrols of the Internal Security Forces and the Syria Democratic Forces in the area of the demonstration, and information about arresting demonstrators in the city.

And the Syrian Observatory monitored on the 27th of May 2018, that tension between the Syria Democratic Forces supported by the International Coalition on one hand, and Liwaa Thowwar Al-Raqqah on the other, since today evening, Sunday the 27th of May 2018, amid mobilizations by each party in the area, accompanied by the sound of sporadic gunfire, amid a demonstration which went out in al-Rumaila neighborhood in the city, in an attempt to prevent the SDF from arresting a commander in Liwaa Thowwar Al-Raqqah, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the International Coalition’s forces have intervened to settle the ongoing dispute between the SDF and Liwaa Thowwar Al-Raqqah, and Al-Raqqah countryside has witnessed resentment prevails among the residents, where the SOHR published yesterday, Saturday the 26th of May 2018, that resentment prevails among the people in the northern countryside to Raqqa, as a result of the release of detainees in the prisons of the Kurdish Internal Security forces “Asayish” of the Syria Democratic Forces, who were accused of carrying out an assassination of a well-known figure in the Civil Councils operating in the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas in al-Raqqah east of Euphrates River, in addition to the release of detainees who are former members of the “Islamic State” organization, where they who were imprisoned in the prisons of Asayish and Syria Democratic Forces, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from reliable sources who confirmed to the Observatory that elders and Sheikhs of clans in al-Raqqah area; mediated with the Syria Democratic Forces to release 6 people accused of assassinating Omar Alloush the joint chairman of the Public Relations Committee of al-Raqqah Civil Council at his home, on the 15th of March 2018, in addition to mediating in previous times to release detainees of members of the “Islamic State”, organization who were captured during the clashes or arrested during security operations in the province and in the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas, and the sources confirmed at that time, to the Syrian Observatory that the 6 people charged with the assassination were arrested during security operations by the Syria Democratic Forces in al-Raqqah, and they were found in possession of USD 100000$, the sources said that the money was their payment for carrying out the operation, accusing them of working for the Turkish authorities and carrying out the operation by instigation from the Turkish authorities, the sources confirmed that the release of these defendants and former ISIS members; took place after interfering from notables and elders of Arab clans, which caused an escalated resentment from the release of people how are “suspicious and accused of various charges”, amid fears of security chaos if such cases happen again, with demand that those who gave orders for the release of the 6 persons be held accountable.