North and East Syria Administration calls on Russia and U.S. to take clear position on Turkish violations

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA / WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a public statement, the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria called on Syrian, Russian, and American forces — all of which are tasked with guaranteeing ceasefires with Turkey — to end the repeated and ongoing attacks on Tel Tamr and surrounding villages.

Turkey has a public desire to expand its occupation, read the statement, and Turkish forces and proxies are systematically escalating their attacks against the people of North and East Syria, the same people who defended themselves, the region, and the whole world, against the Islamic State (ISIS) and radical extremist factions.

The statement also said that this escalation deepens the crisis in Syria further entrenches the Turkish occupation. It also, said the statement, increases instability and paves the way for the return of ISIS.

Meanwhile, the youth of the Future Syria Party held a demonstration in Raqqa city to denounce Turkey’s attacks on the Tel Tamr area.

During the demonstration, young men and women denounced Turkey’s actions in Tel Tamr and Abu Rasayn (Zarkan) and reiterated their support for the Syrian Democratic Forces’s (SDF)resistance.

On Sunday, the Future Syria Party organized a solidarity march in the town of Kasra in Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor), in which a large crowd of representatives of civilian councils, public officials, and members of the SDF participated. During the march, participants condemned the attacks of the Turkish occupation and demanded international recognition of the DAA.

In related news, the U.S. State Department has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to reveal the full capacity of his chemical weapons program and destroy stockpiles in accordance with his international obligations.

More than 50 regime chemical attacks have been used in Syria against civilians since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, the statement said.

The statement also said the United States supports efforts to hold the regime accountable for its crimes committed against the Syrian people, many of which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.