Turkish Forces ‘Violently Suppressed’ Anti-Occupation Protest In Syria’s Al-Bab

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Turkish Forces ‘Violently Suppressed’ Anti-Occupation Protest In Syria’s Al-Bab

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Turkish forces have suppressed dozens of civilians who took to the street in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab to protest against the Turkish-occupation, Rear Admiral Alexander Karpov, the deputy head of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, announced on March 3.

“In the locality of al-Bab, about 150 people went to a rally calling for the withdrawal of pro-Turkish units and the return of territories under the control of Damascus,” Kaprov said in a statement.

According to the Russian commander, five locals were wounded during the protest, which was “violently suppressed” by Turkish-backed militants.

Kaprov said that the protest was motivated by the humanitarian crisis developing in al-Bab city and other Turkish-occupied areas in northern and northeastern Syria.

The Russian Reconciliation Center’s statement was quickly dismissed by the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army. A spokesman for the faction said that the statement is filled with “lies” and “fabrications.”

The Turkish military and its proxies occupied al-Bab city after a battle with ISIS more than three years ago. Since then, the city has been in a permanent chaos.

Last month, several Syrian pro-government and opposition sources claimed that the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to launch a large-scale operation to liberate al-Bab. Earlier, the army deployed large reinforcements near the Turkish-occupied city.

Russia is clearly keeping an eye on al-Bab, and so do Syrian government forces. Any movement from the locals against Turkish forces will likely encourage Damascus and its allies to undertake more active actions to liberate the city.


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