BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Fierce clashes broke out between members of the Abu Khamis tribe and U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) this afternoon following the death of a 40-year-old resident of Al-Mansoura.

According to local reports, members of the Syrian Democratic Forces opened fire on Hamdan Al-Zein after he refused conscription into their group.

Al-Zein reportedly succumbed to the wounds he sustained as a result of the gunshots; this sparked outrage amongst the Abu Khamis tribe and several residents of Al-Mansoura.

Following the death of Al-Zein, the enraged residents of Al-Mansoura began burning the SDF’s checkpoints and attacking installations.

Al-Mansoura is a town that is located directly east of Tabaqa city; it has been under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces since they began their western Raqqa campaign in 2017.

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Nestor Arapa

Caldo de cultivo para que los terroristas resurgan en el lugar, Estos cobardes nunca enfrentaron a ISIS pero valientes con SDF, lo mejor es transferir al gobierno Sirio y abandonar el lugar y priorizar el rescate de Afrin de los Turcos.

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The fact is that there were Russians embeded with YPG in Afrin. Putin ordered them to withdraw then allowed Erdogan to invade.

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Kurd Marxist Communist outfit PKK/YPG could have joined with Syrian government but unwisely chose to take on the Turkish military which has an airforce. Things did not go well for them and as always, it was the local population which paid the price. You seem to forget mention them, the local civilians, not part of YPG/PKK. Not a fan of Turkeys leader but he is corrected in stating the PKK/YPG are one in the same as they collaborate with one another and PKK are part of the US Proxy army. I do however suspect Turkey and US plan to partition… Read more »

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Weldon Cheek

Rise up syrian arab warriors! The sdf are prostitute traitors and their time of punishment will come soon enough!

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Gabriel Correia

Porque não fizeram com Isis… Queimando tudo…

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NKusa

Biggest shill stars
Arab tribes
Sell soul to best
Offer for tribe
Loyalty
To tribal ways
Not syria

Deir ezzor
Them turn into sellers
Time to smash unloyal tribes

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Kevin Quinn

Apparently this tribe is ‘unloyal’ to US-paid Syrian traitors.

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Actually, Arab tribes have mostly sided with Daesh or Nusra. It’s Syrian state that has been a traitor onto its Kurdish populations since SAA didn’t fought to protect them then withdrew without fulfilling the DUTY of ANY army : evacuating civilian populations from war zone especially as the enemy is advancing! SAA simply let the Kurds to die into the hands of ISIS or other jihadists… Maybe should you read the Hague Convention. Since SAA withdrew, finding allies to supply them with weapons became a survival necessity for Kurds. In fact, since SAA didn’t fulfilled it’s duty on them, would… Read more »

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Karel Vd Geest

Legally you are correct of course. Still, many states seem to feel they can fail their legal obligations towards their citizens without consequences. An opinion rampant in many dictatorships.

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This guy is no legal expert and nor or you.

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Sweet Robert

Place the blame on all the countries responsible for suppling them with weapons, tunnel boring equipment, concrete, food, medicines, military advisors and satellite technologies etc. SAA was overwhelmed by tens of countries united to defeat them. surely you can not be that stupid to believe they said” h**l with the Kurds, let ISIS and Jihadists kill them and take are land & resources. North Eastern Syria was largely left in peace at the beginning. It was the Kurds who took matters into their own hands and attempted to change the constitution. Basically they where being opportunists and not patriots or… Read more »

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Karel Vd Geest

So sensationalised as to become fake news. Conscription is everywwhere in Syria, most young men have fled to other countries. Maybe there has been a demo, not reported elsewhere. No reports of any clashes at all. Reminds me of the reported photos of forced conscipts in chains by SAA. At least those reports have photos.

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Those conscripts ‘in chains’ were former ISIS/Al Nusra/FSA ‘Syrians’, being given a last opportunity to demonstrate love of country. They deserve to be ‘ISIS-ed’ out of hand.

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There is now reported elsewhere to have been an incident and protest demo. Nothing like fierce clashes. Nothing like the wave of forced conscripts and arrestsby SAA in the same region. Less sensation in reporting gives more credence to reports. Still, killing someone during conscription is not ok. Violent resistance towards conscription is not ok either. Incidents like this have to be investigated, where necessary policies have to be adapted and abuse must be punished. Police must be proffessional, well trained and know how to use minimal violence.

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Bottom line Karel is the arab tribes and christian populations do not accept their authority and are calling upon the government to take over. They do not have the expertise to run the Dam and other services required for a properly functioning community. For example, structural engineers, civil engineers for proper sewage and clean water, hospitals and skilled technicians to repair and maintain million dollar MRI and CT equipment. I only listed a few examples but you can clearly see they are not equipped to deal with all these major issues. Forced conscription and tax collection amongst other issues have… Read more »

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Conscription by SDF is not a minor occurrence by major occurrence throughout their occupied areas. It is also one of the main issues Syrians rejects SDF along with them collecting taxes. Bottom line Karel, Syrians want their country repaired and SDF liberated areas will have to be built from scratch. Nobody gives a rats a__ about marxist communist ideas. Locals have no confidence in SDF lackeys who cannot even maintain a dam. All tribes except one have stated they are behind the government and want all foreign governments out.