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Protests expand against SDF and US occupation in Syria

The Cradle | December 27, 2022

According to the Syrian news agency SANA, demonstrations against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US occupation in Syria continue to grow.

The protests, which are still ongoing on 27 December, demand the expulsion of US forces and their regional allies from the Deir Ezzor province.

Activists quoted by the Syrian news agency reported that residents of the village of Al-Atala blocked roads with burning tires and chanted slogans against the SDF.

Locals demand the expulsion of the forces and want to see the prosecution of its commanders for alleged crimes they have committed in the region, as well as the theft of national resources such as oil.

The Kurdish-majority SDF dominates most of the oil-rich Al-Jazira region and receives arms, money, and training from US occupation forces.

On 25 December, protests broke out against the SDF in the Deir Ezzor countryside, denouncing the alleged kidnapping of two girls who sought refuge, the girls were allegedly raped and killed, and the bodies were dumped in a village in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor.

Meanwhile, according to a report published by the Lebanese Al-Akhbar, the US is currently attempting to rebuild Liwa Thuwwar al-Raqqa (Raqqa Revolutionary Brigade) – a former Islamist militia opposed to the government in Damascus.

The report states that US efforts are aimed at appeasing Turkiye by facilitating the withdrawal of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the border – as Ankara has requested – and replacing it with a revived version of the former opposition group to serve as a buffer zone on the Syrian-Turkish border.

In a recent meeting, US officers told the group’s leader to consolidate a formidable force of 3,000 fighters and assured him that Washington would secure their monthly paychecks.

Washington’s scheme to revive the group comes as the US continually attempts to strengthen the foothold of its occupation in Syria, particularly in Raqqa, where they have planned to construct a new military base.

December 27, 2022 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, Solidarity and Activism, War Crimes | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “Yankee go Home”…..Stop fighting Israel’s wars for them, and start making decisions that favour the USA. How many Americans have died fighting for Israel, who only hold the USA in contempt?

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 27, 2022 | Reply

    • “Jan” and “Kees” are Dutch boy names. The term Yankees refers to Dutch immigrants. “Jan” sounds like “Yan” and “Kees” sounds like “Case.”

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      Comment by Balthasar Gerards | December 28, 2022 | Reply

      • Given that “New Amsterdam” was a Dutch Fur trading ‘village’, which become New York after the Dutch lost a war with Britain, hence the link to ‘Jan Kees’ or ‘Yankees’.

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 28, 2022 | Reply

  2. It can be stated that a 21st-century Anglo-American Empire has emerged. The USA like the UK has no permanent allies, only permanent self-interests. It is the outcome of the collapse of the USSR and the reconfiguring of the world’s power blocs of “you are either with us or against us” global hegemony. Because of it we are witnessing is a new arms race with Russia in a new cold war wholly created by the actions of the US/UK/Global NATO alliance. The obvious intentions of which are designed to rule the world in a rules-based world order of “do as we tell you, or suffer the consequences.” The Anglosphere rebukes the normal channels of cooperation with other nations when it suits their interests but will then turn around and use them to condemn, vilify and sanction nations as it has done to Russia, Syria, Iran, Libia, and China.
    When will it end if not in a nuclear war?

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    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | December 28, 2022 | Reply


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