ZALIN, Syria — On Monday, under the slogan “With your Sacrifices, We Continue to Live”, the Syriac Union Party (SUP) held a remembrance event for the martyrs of the Bethnahrain National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo d’Bthnahrin, MUB) in Al-Salam Hall in the city of Zalin (Qamishli), North and East Syria. Many Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) institutions participated, including the Syriac Women’s Union, the Syriac Progressive Youth Union, the Syriac Cultural Society in Syria, the Syriac Martyrs’ Families Center, the Martyrs’ Families Council in Zalin, the Syriac Cross Organization for Relief and Development. The Internal Security Forces (ISF), Syriac Military Council (Mawtbo Fulḥoyo Suryoyo, MFS), and a delegation from the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of Gozarto (Jazira) Region were also present.
Member of the Bethnahrin National Council in North and East Syria Kino Gabriel read a statement saying, “The martyrs, who represent the complete devotion for the struggle of the MUB, are today the example of common values for our people everywhere. With pride they are remembered and revived because they fought and defended our people against the colonial countries. And the barbaric organization ISIS, which is an enemy of humanity.”
Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party (SUP), Sanharib Barsoum, also recited a speech in which he stressed the continuation of the struggle in Syria to achieve democracy in a peaceful manner, without association with external parties, referring to the party’s position in support of dialogue between Syrians to achieve peace. He pledged to continue the martyr’s struggle and follow in their footsteps until the goals of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people and all Syrians are achieved.
Barsoum called on the international community to put an end to the, “Turkish attacks on the Autonomous Administration areas, which create a state of war and instability that brings harm to all components, at a time when the AA in North and East Syria seeks to establish stability and achieve security in the region.”