US-backed fighter in Raqqa city amid clashes with ISIS (Source: Reuters).

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:19 A.M.) – It appears that an Arab tribal uprising against US-backed forces has been taking place in the Syrian province of Raqqa since Sunday afternoon according to vague but nonetheless emerging reports from opposition sources.

Reports indicate that men from the Al-Bukhamiss tribe have taken up arms in the Euphrates town of Al-Mansura (about 24 kilometers southwest of Raqqa city) to drive out American-backed Kurdish forces from the town.

Other reported actions by Al-Bukhamiss tribal fighters apparently includes burning tires and capturing checkpoints leading into the town and controlling roads throughout it.

The entire incident appears to be due to (again, according to opposition sources) Kurdish fighters arresting the head of the Al-Bukhamiss tribe – when exactly this happened is still unclear.

Updates to follow.

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Stern Daler
2018-03-26 10:39

=> Kurdish fighters arresting the head of the Al-Bukhamiss tribe – when exactly this happened is still unclear. => When is not as interesting as why.

2018-03-26 12:26
Reply to  Stern Daler

Also, worth knowing would be if the arrest was enacted by SDF proper or some made up “Council” with an Arab-Kurdish facade.