By Mohamad Misto and Ethem Emre Ozcan
DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (AA) - Arabs in eastern Syria on Saturday protested against the YPG/PKK terrorist group, which sells hundreds of trucks of oil every day to the region under the control of Bashar al-Assad regime, leaving them without fuel.
The people living in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province called on the terror group to end the occupation of the oil fields.
According to local sources, around 1,000 people gathered in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor and staged a demonstration against the terrorist group.
Deir ez-Zor is a major link between Iran and Lebanon. Pipelines and trade routes from Iraq and Jordan also pass through the province.
With the help of Russia and Iran-backed militias, the central and western parts of Deir ez-Zor fell to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime after Daesh/ISIS terrorists retreated from the region in November 2017.
Deir ez-Zor, bordering the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, is currently under the control of the YPG/PKK terrorist organization.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.