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Publish Date: 0:17 - 26 April 2019
TEHRAN, Apr 25 - At least three civilians have been killed after militants of the US-sponsored Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attacked a protest rally in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Three protesters killed by Kurdish militants of US-backed SDF in Syria’s Dayr al-ZawrTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The incident occurred on Thursday when SDF militants opened fire on a peaceful demonstration held in al-Daman village, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported, citing some local sources.

The rally was held in protest against SDF practices, calling for their expulsion from the region. Protesters chanted slogans against the SDF occupation, which has led to chaos, kidnapping, killing and monopoly of oil.

The protesters also closed the main roads in the region and shut their shops amid a general strike in the town of al-Basira and the village of al-Azba, renewing their demand to expel SDF militants from their areas.

The SDF illegally transports Dayr al-Zawr’s crude oil to neighboring Hasakeh province in Syria’s northeast, a move that has angered the people.

The US has long been providing the SDF -- an alliance of Kurdish alliance -- with arms and militants, calling them a key partner in the purported fight against the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group. Many observers, however, see the support in the context of Washington's plans to carve out a foothold in the Arab country. 

Such support has also angered Washington's NATO ally, Turkey, which views militants of the People's Protection Units (YPG), the backbone of the SDF, as a terrorist organization tied to the homegrown Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

The PKK has been waging a destructive war inside Turkey for decades.

Source: Press TV

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