ANKARA

A civilian was killed, and three others wounded in eastern Syria on Tuesday when the YPG/PKK terror group opened fire on people protesting the assassination of a tribal leader.

Locals, living under the YPG/PKK occupation, rallied in various towns of Deir Ez-Zor to protest the assassination of Sheikh Mutchir al-Hammud al-Ced’an, the leader of the Akaidat tribe.

Al-Ced’an was attacked by unidentified people on Sunday in the eastern countryside of the province.

According to local sources, al-Ced’an had refused to attend a meeting organized by Ferhat Abdi Sahin, also known as Mazloum Kobani, one of the YPG/PKK ringleaders, with Arab tribes 10 days ago.

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

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 PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, injured and forced from their homes.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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