Kurdish-led members of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) kidnapped nine civilians in the eastern province of Deir ez-Zor.
SDF militants, who enjoy Washington’s patronage, on Tuesday stormed houses in Suwaydan Jazeera village and kidnapped nine civilians, SANA reported.
The report added the civilians were taken to an unknown place.
Last year, Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in identical letters sent to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the rotating President of the UN Security Council Vasily Nebenzya, announced that SDF militants continue their terrorist and criminal measures against Syrians in Hasakah, Deir ez-Zor, Raqqah and Aleppo.
The letters stated that the militants are backed by the United States and the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorists who provide them with military, logistic, financial and political support.
The US has long been providing the SDF with arms and militant training, calling them a key partner in the purported fight against Daesh. Many observers, however, see the support in the context of Washington’s plans to carve out a foothold in the Arab country.