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Northeastern Syria: Heavy Infighting Erupts among US-Backed Militants in Raqqa

TEHRAN (FNA)- Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and other SDF-affiliated militants engaged in a fresh round of fierce clashes in Raqqa province in Northeastern Syria yesterday, local sources reported on Wednesday.

The sources said that the Kurdish fighters clashed with the SDF-affiliated Raqqa Thowar Brigade, whose members are mainly from Raqqa, at al-Asadiyeh checkpoint near Hatin Farm in Raqqa province.

The infighting broke out after a vehicle of Raqqa Thowar was detonated on Tal Abyadh-Raqqa road, leaving a number of gunmen dead or wounded.

In the meantime, media activists pointed to the SDF’s harsh measures against civilians in Raqqa, adding that a vehicle carrying civilians came under heavy gun fire in al-Sawameh square in Raqqa city, leaving a person dead and several more wounded.

Sputnik reported on Monday that the militia of the Syrian city of Raqqa fired mortars on the US-led coalition base in the town of Ein Issa.

“Following the intelligence activities, the militia of Raqqa waged a special operation targeting the US Staff located at the former base of the 93rd Brigade in the district of Ein Issa, 43 miles North of Raqqa. Several mortar shells were fired on individual targets without any casualties on our side,” a statement by the militia said.

The militia also said that they do not tolerate “the occupational forces” of the United States, Turkey and their allies in Northern Syria. The statement read, “Do not relax night and day, wherever you are.”

On March 25, the indigenous Arab population launched an uprising against armed groups supported by the United States in the town of Al-Mansura in the suburbs of Syria’s Raqqa, opposing a forced mobilization conducted by the Syrian Democratic Forces and local self-governing bodies appointed by the United States.

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