By Mohamed Misto and Adham Kako
ANKARA (AA) – YPG/PKK terrorist group has imposed a curfew in Syria’s northeastern Raqqah province in an effort to silence protests against the group, according to local sources.
“The terrorist group prevents the movement of civilians to and from the city’s center and through the two banks of the Euphrates river,” a local source said on condition of anonymity due to security concerns.
According to the source, the curfew was imposed on Friday in an effort to prevent protests against its practices and assassinations of YPG/PKK members.
Over the past three days, YPG/PKK terrorists raided homes of civilians, arrested more than 150 civilians and killed two other people.
It remains unclear when the curfew will be lifted.
The sources said the terrorist group allows civilians to move to the city’s center at certain times, and permit them to leave their homes for only two hours a day.
The terrorist group has also banned civilians to go to the mosques over the past three days.
YPG/PKK terrorists are using Raqqah as their main headquarters and a base for controlling other occupied areas.
Raqqah, a former Daesh stronghold, was captured by the YPG/PKK last October with air support from the U.S.
The YPG is the Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist network.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women and children.