People demonstrate against SDF in Deir Ezzor

Written by Editorial Board

Language / اللغة العربية

On Saturday, demonstrators took to streets in the town of Abu Hamam in the Deir Ezzor countryside. The demonstrators protested the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)’s and its civil administrations’ failure to provide necessary services for the residents of the area amidst aggravated life crises due to ill-managing crises, as well as fuel shortage and high prices in areas compared to the other SDF-controlled areas despite Deir Ezzor is full of oil wells controlled by the United States backed SDF.

In addition to the crises that the people suffer due to , the crisis of the lack of drinking and irrigation water despite the Euphrates passing through the area; however, the SDF neglects the implementation of water delivery projects to the villages of the Deir Ezzor countryside, while implementing water projects in al-Hasakah, in the context of the deliberate marginalization of Deir Ezzor and its countryside.

The demonstration coincided with a demonstration by the residents of the Shaitat area in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside, which is controlled by the SDF, demanding the release of detainees in SDF prisons, improvement of the service and living situation in the area, and an end to the rampant corruption in the local administration.

Demonstrations and protests against the policies of the “SDF” are frequent from time to time in The SDF-controlled areas of Deir ez-Zor governorate, with regard to arbitrary arrest campaigns, compulsory recruitment and corruption in all aspects of the administration.

The people accuse the SDF of deliberately neglecting the Arab towns and villages in return for its interest in the Kurdish-majority areas, and these trade-offs increase the tension in the area, while “compulsory recruitment” is one of the files that provoke people’s anger in SDF-controlled areas, as the people see it a duplicate of the Assad regime’s policy.

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