General Strike Starts In Manbij Against US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces’ Policies (Photos)

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On May 20, the Syrian city of Manbij, in northern Aleppo, witnessed a general strike, which was organized by locals to protest the forcible recruitment into the ranks of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Baladi News reported.

Baladi News said that a vast majority of the Manbij locals participated in the strike and closed their shops which led to high tensions with the SDF security forces. The SDF’s security forces mainly consist of Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

General Strike Starts In Manbij Against US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces' Policies (Photos)

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General Strike Starts In Manbij Against US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces' Policies (Photos)

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In response to the strike, YPG fighters opened fire at some closed shops and broke into many others in the districts of al-Saraya and Dwairat al-Hadrah, according to Baladi News.

Syrian opposition activists said that the SDF had forcibly recruited dozens of locals of Manbij, including minors, over the last few months. The US-backed force is even planning now to recruit more civilians not only from Manbij but also from Raqqa governorate.

According to local observers, these policies will only lead to more tensions between the Kurds and the Arabs, as most of these decisions were made by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which controls the political wing of the SDF.

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  • Dušan Mirić

    Down with the invader!

    • copticstate

      You mean the Turkish terrorist army

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        Turkish army’s coming after you not to worry.your Uncle Sam not gone be there to help you.dont make any difference anyway

  • Michał Hunicz

    Syrian Democratic Forces forcing people to serve there. What the joke.

    • PZIVJ

      Yes, not very democratic at all.
      They operate more like organized crime group. :)

      • Bru

        They are the PKK terrorists rebranded by the US Regime.

        • Tommy Jensen

          “Freedom Kurds”.

    • Daniel

      Democratic is just a brainwash word for the West. If they hear this word then they believe it must be right.

    • copticstate

      They have no choice between I sis terrorists and Turkish criminals , they have to defend themselves …do you get it jocker

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        You can defend yourself ok, but you can’t force people to come and join your terrorist scumbag criminals, your turn will come soon maggots

      • joe2.5

        Sure they should defend themselves by fighting against ISIS and both the Turkish and American invaders. Manbij is not in Kurdistan and they are doomed, being allied with the US invaders.

  • Serious

    So, americans called kurds to die for them and, now, kurds are calling arabs to die for them ??? XD.

  • Tim Hadfield

    That’s slavery – US backed.

  • Law Se

    Seems like the Americans taught their new friends well…how to force people to do things at gunpoint..Watch and see a new guerilla war within a guerilla war..

  • neil barron

    YPG & YJP are Communist organizations.

    • Derapage

      They are fake. Communist organizations will never go along with capitalist Uncle Sam / Zionazi

      • Barba_Papa

        Of course they do. They will happily go along with anyone who wants to support them. Just like Wahabist will go along with the West if it wants to support them. In the end the USSR also went along with the US and UK against Nazi Germany.

        • Volker Burkert

          “In the end the USSR also went along with the US and UK against Nazi Germany.”
          That’s absurd, the USSR fought Nazi Germany starting in 1941 when the Nazi army invaded the USSR. The US came only in 1944 when the USSR was about to win the war on its own. Learn some history before distributing falsehood.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I agree and the British portray the retreat from Dunkirk as a great victory to this day, when in fact ALL the military equipment that equipped the retreating British Army in France was abandoned around Dunkirk.

            Dunkirk was the culmination of one of the greatest military defeats the British Army has suffered.

            A few soldiers carried a rifle home but there were rumours on the trains transporting them in the UK that all those with rifles would be first to return to France. The railway embankments were littered with rifles thrown away on the journeys. :)

        • Ivanus59

          “In the end the USSR also went along with the US and UK against Nazi Germany.”
          Quite a superbly stupid statement considering that Nazi Germany literately invaded USSR without a warning or a declaration of war (the declaration of war came shortly after the actual act or war).

    • antoun

      no now anarchists!!

  • JustPassingThrough

    leave it to the amis. they could screw up a one car funeral procession.

    • leon mc pilibin

      Trump would start a row in an empty room,along with his partner in crime NutandYahoo

      • FlorianGeyer

        A ‘Falling out amongst thieves’ :)

    • FlorianGeyer

      That did make me chuckle. Thanks :)

  • IvanVB

    not so Democratic, LOL!!

    • Serious

      As as said, every is reversed.

      Syrian = Non-syrian
      Democratic = non-democratic
      Forces = Occupation

  • MADE MAKER

    SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES MAINLY of KURDS ARE FORCING PEOPLE TO JOIN THEM !
    THAT CAN’T BE RIGHT

  • Serious

    Most people lie, especially the globalists. You must always translate by reversing what it is said.

    “I want to help you” = “I want to screw you”.
    “We care about the civilians” = “We will bomb the civilians and kill as many as we can”.
    “freedom” = “slavery”.
    “peace” = “war”.
    etc
    etc
    etc

    • Tommy Jensen

      Its called Orwell.

  • AJ

    SDF must have run out of ISIS recruits or paid criminals to recruit!

  • leon mc pilibin

    Another Palestine in the making,Getting lessons from their Zionist scumbag masters.

  • Rob

    US, UK, France and their ISIS buddies have started conscription by force in Syria to build up big terrorist force against Syrian nation. This is another human rights violation.

  • Rob

    Jordan is under the influence of US, UK, France and Israeli migrants and that is why Jordan will not be allowed to do any research and development to produce anything and to sell it and economically develop.

    Second Jordan will not be allowed to make their defense strong by S-400, S-300, Pantsir-S2 air defense systems and to produce their own medium range and ICBM missile systems.

  • cliff

    The U.S. seeking a wet dream in eastern Syria which can only be short lasted one.

    • Rob

      This is true because the region politics is changing very fast.

      • cliff

        You must look at the location the kurds position and who surround them, they will be isolated from the rest of the world due to the fact they have no airpsace or seaports,the neighbors don’t want them to create a States. I mean the U.S. can stay there for a while but rhe longer they there and the stable Iraq ans Syria the is no way of bringing in equipments and supplies but through Tuekey but Turkey see them as an enemy.
        The ideal of using them as a political bait against the Syrian state for reconstruction funds but the Turkish government still will pound them in the near future.

        • Rob

          The US has trapped this time very badly due to their wrong policies. What Soviet Union have done in Afghanistan the same mistake America have done in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen and these wars are not free that need money. That is why the US destruction is very close. Already America has sunk in debt of trillions of US dollars.

          • Tommy Jensen

            You pay their debt and their failed weapons………LOL.

  • Rob

    Jordan need oil and gas. Like ISIS Israel stealing gas from Palestine and selling to Jordan. Since 1900 Israel intruded into Palestine and holding all Palestinians hostage and oppressed and attacks Muslims in Palestine, Syria, Iraq etc and selling Palestinians assets on foreign countries.

    US, UK, France, KSA and Israel have destroyed all the oil and gas fields of Syria, Iraq along with refineries. Jordan can buy oil and gas from Syria and Iraq but should not buy from Israel. King Abdullah for security reason should ban US, UK, French and Israeli companies in Jordan.

  • Rob

    Israeli terrorist state is not invisible or stealthy. It is there and can be targeted anytime to dismantle it for the peace and security of the region.

  • Rob

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW2o884Mx18
    Russia: The Jordanian King lauds Putin’s role in Syrian settlement. King Abdullah also stood for the support of Syria and Palestine.
    US, UK, France and Israel hate that country which is economically and in research field developing and buiding industries and making their defenses stronger.

    • Tommy Jensen

      ??? Jordan is US base no.1.

      • Rob

        Jordan receive the Palestinian stolen gas from Israeli migrants and have closed their eyes towards Israeli oppressions on Palestinian small kids. If Jordan completely stop all relations with Israeli migrants and receive oil and gas from Syria and Iraq then there will be no need of US, UK, France and Israeli military bases in Jordan. May God give wise to King Abdullah of Jordan. Ameen.

  • Rob

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtoP7hw_deU
    Putin and Egypt’s Sisi make joint statement after meeting in Cairo
    KSA, US, UK, France and Israel hate that country which is economically and in research field developing and buiding heavy industries and making their defenses stronger.

    11 Dec, 2017

  • Smaug

    Conscription isn’t really as useful in a civil war like this, many of those conscripted may be more attuned to join the other side. The good news is that this area is stable enough to have civil strife.

    • Bob

      ‘The good news is that this area is stable enough to have civil strife.’

      Nope, the real news is the occupation forces of SDF-US are forcibly press-ganging Arab civilians into the Kurdish run militia to boost numbers and formalize control of the occupied Arab regions. That is not civil strife – that is open (ethnic) tyranny.

      • Smaug

        Not all that different than pre-conditions. And no matter who’s in charge there will be incessant squabbling, it’s the Muslim world.

        And don’t equate the SDF with the US, they’re our proxy not our extended family.

        • Bob

          The US manufactured the SDF – it was merely a name re-brand – so that the Pentagon could extensively arm, coordinate on ground, and expand the scale of the PKK/YPG axis, all whilst circumventing strong Turkish objections to this. Your leadership manufactured their current form – can’t try and distance yourself now – you make it, you own it.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVZCIel_2Xw

          • Tommy Jensen

            An American clown.
            Have you seen these American idiots get medals for heroic fights in their illegal invasion of Iraq because of non existent WMD.

        • FlorianGeyer

          The SDF and the US are as one Mafia family.

        • frankly

          Wow that is very revealing, ultimately your loyalty is to power and money, I doubt your extended family feel love either. Psychopathic love is like porn, empty of reality, a show, like the white helmets.

          As to squabbling there is a long history of false flags that accounts for much of that, I blame those perpetrating the false flags. F.uk.us and Co. specialize in it.

          Divide and conquer, then blame the victims for violence, oldest game in the book.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        They have been press ganging Arabs for years and the Arabs are tired of Kurds hiding behind the lines in real fighting. We seen how the mighty Kurd fighters are they fell easily to the Turks and used the volunteers to fight them.

      • frankly

        It’s beyond reprehensible to press gang children. May they have the courage to turn on their oppressors!

    • FlorianGeyer

      Like the trained troll that you are , you give two opposing views in two sentences. :)

  • J Ramirez

    If they are forced to join, they still have the option of turning there guns on the ones forcing them :}

    • FlorianGeyer

      I would think that most of those who face conscription into the US Coalition of Terror will seek to travel to the SAA lines and join them as thousands of liberated civilians and soldiers pressed into terrorist gangs have done, now that they are free of US terrorist tyranny and abuse.

      Its better to rick ones life for something one care for than a gang of US coalition criminals.

      • frankly

        Once they join SAA they will be greatly inspired to end the charade back home, by memories of the invaders nasty deeds.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Yes, the unfortunate Syrian citizens who have suffered US Democratic Values and who are now liberated from that hell , will be some of the most determined to rid Syria of all the US Coalition of Terror scum, including the US troops themselves.

  • Siegfried

    YPG =Jewish-MOSSAD backed “US-allies”,
    Seems that the Jewish-Bolsheviki (Leninist) bad habits show their malady in Syria, too
    And all this, what happens in Syria, has a NAME: ISRAEL.

    And nobody opens his mouth to say it.

    • Tommy Jensen

      Anti-semite. You want to gas 6 million.

  • georgeking

    USoA and Kurdish traitors at their finest.

  • Bob

    This is the way forward for Syrian state to deal with occupied east – mass political demonstrations against SDF-US occupations of eastern Syrian-Arab towns and governates. Busing demonstrators into regions to build critical mass. When the SDF and US-SOF turn their aggression on civilian demonstrators they will destroy their own public relations claims for being there.

  • John

    Big trouble in little China is here.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Well you know what old Jack Burton says……

  • MeMadMax

    The whole kurdish “thing” will collapse on its own…

    … there was a reason why they were not allowed to have their own country….

    • Tommy Jensen

      They were nomads, selling carpets across borders.
      Until an academic idiot in Pentagon/Paris came up with the stupid idea of independence, Kurdistan and “freedom” to create another cancer state in ME which could make riots, terrorism against Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Iran.

  • frankly

    And so it begins, in the end it will be IEDs for the hummers, bounty hunters and booby traps everywhere. When the folks back home figure out Johnny died because the psycho neocons wanted to take over the world, it will be safer in Idlib than downtown Washington DC!

  • Bianca

    This is what US is not dealing with. The region it niminally “controls” is populated by majority Arabs. This is true not only of Manbij, but of Raqqa, and all the tiwnsvand villages alkng Euphrates valley, and Deir Azzor areas. Basically, Kurds are majority knly in Kibane region. Eksewhere, no more then 5%. So far, Arabs who were liberated from ISIS, were patient with SDF, or more appropriately called Kurd YPG. Now, the patience is running thin — as Kurds are fircibly trying to create the false “inclusive” army, in order to protect them against Turkey. The mire US tolerates this behavior, the mire resistance Kurds will encounter. Will US then acquiesce to ethnic cleansing? Arabs would like to go under Damaacus rule, but if US and Kurds do not allow it — the population will great Turkish interbentikn with open arms.

  • Bob Van den Broeck

    These recruits will desert at the first chance. They are not fighters, nor do they want to fight. Hopefully get armed with full US kit, desert and sell the kit. Move the family away from Manbij and Raqqa, go to Germany.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They will bribe their way into Syria past the Kurdish gangs happens a lot there why so many live within Syrian govt controlled regions.