Deir Ezzor, SANA- Three citizens were martyred due to an attack by US-backed Qasad militia on the locals who demonstrated in ad-Daman village in Deir Ezzor northern countryside to condemn the militia’s practices and call for expelling it .
Local sources said that Qasad militia on Thursday opened fire on the protesters, claiming the lives of three citizens.
The sources indicated that the protests which call for expelling Qasad militia, due to the chaos, kidnapping, killing and the monopoly of oil by this militia and companies that deal with it, extended to include al-Basira city, al-Azba village in the northeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
The protesters cut off the main roads in the area and closed their shops amid a general strike in the town of al-Basira and the village of al-Azba .
Earlier, locals of ad-Daman village took to the streets to protest practices of the US-backed Qasad militia and call for expelling it from their villages and areas