Syriac–Assyrian Villages of Khabur Region looted and vandalized by internally displaced people from other parts of Syria

AL-KHABUR REGION, Syria — A delegation of representatives from the Syriac Union Party (Gabo d’Ḥuyodo Suryoyo, SUP) in Syria, the Assyrian Democratic Party (Gabā Aṯurāyā Demoqraṭāyā, ADP), and the Property Protection Committee of Absentee Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrians–Chaldeans) visited villages in the Khabur River Valley, an area predominantly inhabited by Syriac–Assyrians, to assess the encroachment of internally displaced people (IDPs) on the land and property of Syriac-Assyrians who have left their homes in the wake of the Turkish in invasion of North and East Syria in October 2019.


Recent reports from the region indicated that IDPs had illegally brought sheep onto the lands of displaced Syriac–Assyrians to graze. Homes and property had also been vandalized and looted.

This issue is currently being studied by the SUP and the ADP in order to submit a complaint to the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria and to find a solution and protect the villages in the Khabur Region from vandalism.

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