US-backed SDF reportedly opens fire on protestors, 1 killed

A protest march organized by Arab residents of one Hasakah village ended abruptly this weekend when Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) opened fire on demonstrators, killing a 15-year-old and wounding dozens of others, an activist in the Hasakah countryside told Syria Direct.

The 3,000 protesters marched three kilometers on Saturday morning from a makeshift camp in the Hasakah desert to their village of al-Hawl “demanding to be allowed to return to their homes,” Siraj al-Hasakawi, a citizen journalist in the Hasakah countryside, told Syria Direct’s Alaa Nassar.