DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria

Through raiding populated areas, the terrorist group YPG/PKK has taken dozens of civilians in eastern Syria, locals told Anadolu Agency.

In the Deir Ez-Zor province, after locals protested the terrorist YPG/PKK’s oppression, the group barricaded some settlements so no one could enter or leave.

It then took dozens of civilians to the Omar oil field, claiming these people were “terrorists.”

Through three successful anti-terror operations since 2016 in northern Syria, Turkey has liberated areas near its border from YPG/PKK terrorists, but in other areas of Syria, terrorists continue to plague locals.

Deir ez-Zor, east of the Euphrates River, is currently under the control of the terrorist YPG/PKK.

Living under YPG/PKK occupation in rural areas of Deir ez-Zor, local Arabs have protested the high cost of living and the terror group’s oppression and mistreatment.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

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