Terrorist PKK's Syrian offshoot Democratic Union Party (PYD) shot civilians peacefully protesting the group's unlawful restrictions for those returning home, showing it is no different from Daesh.
According to watchdog Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a civilian activist group initially founded to report and document Daesh terror after it took over the city, a group of PYD militants shot several civilians for protesting a ban on returning home imposed by the PKK's Syrian wing.
"Civilians were shot by SDF militia while peacefully protesting that they let them return home to Al Meshlab neighborhood in Raqqa city," the watchdog said in a tweet late Thursday, referring to the umbrella organization which is overwhelmingly dominated by PYD's armed wing People's Protection Units (YPG) militants.
The PYD's ties to the PKK, recognized as a terrorist group by the U.S., Turkey, EU and many other parties, have surfaced several times since the Syrian civil war broke out, with the most striking instance showing direct links happened when PYD took over the bastion of Daesh terrorist group Raqqa.
While celebrating their victory, PYD terrorists lined up in front of a giant poster of their so-called leader Abdullah Öcalan, who is the leader of the PKK terrorist organization and has been in jail in Turkey since 1999, sparking a new crisis between Turkey and the U.S., which provides great support to the group.
For more than 30 years, the PKK has waged a terror campaign against Turkey, leading to the deaths of more than 40,000 people, security forces and civilians alike, including over 1,200 people killed since July 2015 alone.