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Asayish Forces lift curfew in al-Mansourah, al-Raqqa

Editing: Mohamad Alaa |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2019/01/27 21:38

Al-Raqqa - SMART

On Sunday, the Asayish Forces lifted the curfew in the town of al-Mansourah, 28 kilometers west of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

The Asayish Forces (or Internal Security Forces) were formed in 2012 by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria. The Asayish Forces include more than 10 thousand members operating in the areas controlled by the Autonomous Administration in Northern and Northeastern Syria.

Local sources reported to SMART that the curfew ended after 72 hours, when the Asayish removed temporary checkpoints on the al-Rasafah road and on the road between the cities of Aleppo and al-Raqqa, and redeployed their regular patrols.

On Wednesday night, the Asayish Forces imposed a curfew after unknown attackers set fire to an Asaysih headquarter and three Syrian Democratic Forces vehicles. The attackers set fire to the Asayish headquarter after an Asayish patrol killed a young man. The Asayish Forces detained 30 young men, released half of them, and detained a member of the patrol, saying that he was responsible for killing the young man. The Asayish reached understandings with Arab tribes in the area.