General Strike, Protests Staged against Continued Military Presence in Aazaz

The people of Aazaz have staged a general strike on Saturday, in addition to several protests, demanding an end to continued military presence in their city by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, calling on them to leave civilians to govern the city, and go fight against the regime on the fronts.

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People of Aazaz Vow to Continue General Strike until Demands Met

The people of Aazaz have staged a general strike on Saturday, in addition to several protests, demanding an end to continued military presence in their city by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, calling on them to leave civilians to govern the city, and go fight against the regime on the fronts. A statement released by activists vows that the people of Aazaz will continue the strike until all of their demands are met.

Video footage uploaded by activists today shows closed shops, part of a general strike staged by the people of Aazaz, that has paralyzed the city on Saturday.

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