Syriac–Assyrian political parties visit Khabur Region in North and East Syria to discuss increasing number of displaced people in Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) villages and towns

TEL TAMR, Syria — A joint delegation of the Syriac Union Party (SUP), the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO), and the Assyrian Democratic Party (ADP) visited the villages of the Khabur River Valley on Tuesday to discuss the increasing number of displaced people setting in traditionally Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) areas.

During their visits to investigate the issue, Suroyo TV interviewed members of the delegation. SUP Co-Chair Sanahrib Barsom stated that they met with members of the public and local churches. Local Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) security services provided protection for the delegation.

Barsoum added that the SUP is seeking to address the problem and has worked in coordination with the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) to relocate some of the displaced from the villages they have occupied to allow the original inhabitants to work towards returning to their homes.

ADO official Gabriel Moshe spoke about the privacy of Syriac (Aramean—Assyrian—Chaldean) people and the need to relocate the displaced to camps or other locations to preserve the demographics of the villages.

He added that this step is also useful for the displaced, as they can live in camps that provide them with material assistance until they can return to their homes and villages.

Moshe spoke of his wishes for greater assistance from the DAA in order to preserve the lands and property of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people. He added that the ADO will continue working on this issue through the committee formed by the parties of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people until it is resolved.

Attempts to make the area of the Khabur Region a separate canton for the Syriac (Aramean—Assyrian—Chaldean) people have so far been unsuccessful.