PYD/PKK lowers 3 American flags at base in N Syria

1 American flag remains over Customs House, which can also be viewed from a Turkish border district

PYD/PKK lowers 3 American flags at base in N Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three American flags were lowered on top of buildings under the control of the PYD/PKK extremist group in Tal Abyad town in Syria’s northern city of Raqqah on Saturday, a local source in the region told Anadolu Agency.

The U.S. flags had emerged at the group’s base in the area on Friday, according to the source.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to safety concerns, said the PYD/PKK had lowered all American flags in the Munbatih area in Tal Abyad except for a flag raised over the Customs House.

The Customs House flag can be viewed from Turkey's border district of Akcakale in southeastern Sanliurfa province as well.

On Sept. 2, several PYD/PKK extremists displayed an American flag in the village of Rafe, north of the liberated city of Manbij, 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the west bank of the Euphrates River.

According to a local Syrian opposition source on the ground, the flags were being used as deterrents to prevent attacks.

By displaying the U.S. flags, they are sending the false signal that U.S. forces are also present, the source, speaking on condition of anonymity due to concerns for their safety, said.

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