Asayish tightens security in al-Raqqa as residents protest Turkish intervention

Editing Mohamad Alaa, Obaida Al Nabwani | Translation Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 3, 2019, 2:52:46 PM wire MILITARY People's Protection Units

Al-Raqqa -SMART

On Thursday, the Asayish force tightened security at the checkpoints, as residents protest against Turkish intervention in al-Raqqa governorate, Northeastern Syria.

 The security emphasis occurred because of a sit-in against the Turkish threats. The sit-in organized by the Committee of the Families of Martyrs of the local council of al-Raqqa, in the cemetery of al-Shuhdaa.

The source noted that Asayish stressed the inspection on its checkpoints around the cemetery. Also, they search people carefully, check their IDs and not possess any weapons.

On Dec. 12, 2018, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey would launch a military operation against the YPG in areas east of the Euphrates River and target about 150 cities and towns in al-Raqqa, al-Hasakah, and Aleppo.

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