In Syria, hundreds of residents of the Deir ez-Zor province took to the streets this Sunday, February 10, to express their anger over the presence of US troops on Syrian soil and a possible Turkish invasion, as reported by the official Syrian news agency SANA.
According to SANA, the demonstration took place in the morning in the capital of the Deir ez-Zor province.
A similar demonstration in Raqqa preceded that of Deir ez-Zor.
In Raqqa, protesters burned the flags of the United States and France in protest against the presence of American and French soldiers in the Raqqa province.
The protesters also denounced the US coalition’s air strikes on the civilian areas in the middle of the Euphrates valley and the decision of the Syrian Democratic Forces to close the vital crossing point with government-controlled areas, thereby preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid.
All of this shows that wanting to barricade the al-Tanf base is useless and that the Americans will have to face not only the Syrian army and its allies, but also the people.
The US coalition air strikes targeting the different localities of the Deir ez-Zor province have recently increased. Hundreds of villages and towns were hit during coalition air raids.
The US-led international coalition recently dropped white phosphorus bombs on the town of Hajin in the province of Deir ez-Zor.
About 100 civilians were killed or wounded in the coalition strikes. The coalition is attempting to justify these massacres under the pretext of a “fight against Daesh”.