Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Local people suffer atrocities under YPG terrorist group, want them out of Manbij

from Daily Sabah

Local people in northern Syria's Manbij have demanded the departure of the PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG), and its main backer the United States, from the city.

Speaking to Yeni ┼×afak newspaper yesterday, Abdulkarim al-Fahel, a tribe leader in Manbij, said that locals want not only to drive the YPG, but also U.S. troops away from the city, due to Washington's continuous support of the terrorist group.

Pointing to the YPG's fear of Turkey's recent signals of a likely operation into territories east of the Euphrates controlled by the group, Fahel added that the YPG had started to collect taxes amounting to a whole years' worth in a day from the people of Manbij, which has caused unrest among locals.
Local people living in areas held by the group have long been suffering from YPG atrocities.

Numerous human rights organizations have documented the YPGs violations of human rights including torture, recruiting child soldiers and burning civil buildings. The group also systematically and forcefully displaced Arabs from their homes in line with their "Kurdification" policy in traditionally Arab towns...

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