DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria

The YPG/PKK terrorist group detained 55 more civilian protesters in eastern Syria over the last two weeks.

Local sources told Anadolu Agency that the terror group raided the homes of those participants in the demonstrations against it in occupied villages of Deir Ez-Zor province.

Those imprisoned in the rural Omer area include elderly people, children, and sick patients, the sources said.

YPG/PKK terrorists also set ablaze multiple detainees’ homes after raiding them and seizing valuables including money, gold, and mobile phones.

The terrorists have demanded a ransom of some $10,000 for each detained civilian.

Since August, two protesters were killed by gunfire from YPG/PKK terrorists.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the fate of nearly 4,000 people detained by YPG/PKK remains unknown.

Deir ez-Ezor is a predominantly Arab province in eastern Syria occupied by the YPG/PKK terror group since 2016. Locals have protested the increasingly poor living conditions there, as well as corruption.

The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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