News ID: 103121
Publish Date : 29 May 2022 - 21:19

DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – Hundreds of protesters have held a rally in the Syrian city of Aleppo to denounce the presence of Turkish occupation forces in their country.
Protesters converged at Saadallah al-Jabiri Square at the heart of the provincial capital city of Aleppo, expressing strong resentment over deployment of Turkish troops and their allied militants to their area, according to Syria’s official news agency SANA.
The participants waved national Syrian flags and condemned Turkish soldiers and their allies over attacks against residential buildings and civilian infrastructure, demanding their withdrawal from Syria.
A similar rally was also held in the city of Tell Rifaat, located roughly 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Aleppo, where participants lashed out at crimes being perpetrated by Turkish forces and their mercenaries against Syrian civilians.
They underscored Syria’s territorial integrity, and stressed the need to confront attempts aimed at occupation and fragmentation of Syrian lands.
The demonstrators also voiced their support for Syrian government forces’ battle to purge Syrian soil from foreign-sponsored terrorist groups.
The demonstrations come amid the Turkish government’s call for the establishment of a so-called safe zone in the occupied northern part of Syria.
Turkey has deployed forces in Syria in violation of the Arab country’s territorial integrity.
Ankara-backed militants were deployed to northeastern Syria in October 2019 after Turkish military forces launched a long-threatened cross-border invasion in a declared attempt to push militants of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) away from border areas.
Ankara views the U.S.-backed YPG as a terrorist organization tied to the homegrown Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been seeking an autonomous Kurdish region in Turkey since 1984.
The Kurdish-led administration in northeastern Syria says the Turkish offensive has killed hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children since it started.

Rockets Target U.S. Troops

Meanwhile, several BM-21 Grad rockets have reportedly hit military facilities housing U.S. occupation troops in Syria’s oil-producing northern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
At least a dozen projectiles struck the vicinity of the U.S.-controlled al-Omar oil field on Sunday morning, according to Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraqi anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units, which is better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi.
There were no immediate reports of serious injuries and the extent of damage caused.
The development came a day after the Russian military dispatched attack helicopters and fighter jets to its base in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah.
Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television news network, citing informed sources, reported on Saturday that Russia sent the reinforcement to the Syrian airbase near the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli as part of an ongoing military buildup.
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaffirmed Moscow’s determination to support Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and said Russian forces are in the Arab country upon a request from the Damascus government.

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