Syriac Military Council praises unity in face of Turkish provocations, vows to protect region’s stability

TEL TAMR, Syria — In light of the tensions and clashes that have arisen in Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor) and the subsequent security operations conducted by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to ensure stability amidst the civil unrest, Mattai Hanna, the official spokesperson for the Syriac Military Council (Mawtbo Fulhoyo Suryoyo, MFS), issued a statement on Monday. He noted that the tensions coincided with an escalation in actions by the Turkish-proxy factions of the Syrian National Army (SNA) who launched attacks on Mabbug (Manbij) and Tel Tamr and its environs. The SNA attempted to infiltrate several villages west of Tel Tamr but were effectively repelled by the MFS and the Tel Tamr Military Council.

Hanna clarified that Turkey is actively seeking to sow discord and create fear among the residents of North and East Syria. Concurrently, both Turkey and the Syrian regime are attempting to introduce subversive elements into areas controlled by the SDF in a bid to create divisions between Arabs and Kurds in Dayro Zcuro. However, Hanna emphasized that the SDF leadership and the region’s tribal leaders thwarted these malicious endeavors through dialogue.

Furthermore, Hanna highlighted that the formation of the SDF was a collective effort encompassing all components of the region. This unity has reinforced the values of interethnic solidarity and coexistence, enabling the defense of the region against ISIS terrorism through the sacrifices of martyrs from all backgrounds, he said.

Hanna reaffirmed the commitment to follow in the footsteps of the region’s martyrs, preserving its achievements, sanctuaries, heritage, and the safety of its inhabitants. Any hostile incursions aimed at sowing discord and destabilization will be repelled, he said.

Hanna paid homage to all the martyrs in the region, particularly those who sacrificed their lives during the security campaign to rid the area of terrorism.

The Tel Tamr Military Council, represented by its leader “Khabour”, also released an official statement addressing the recent attacks.

According to Commander Khabour, confrontations erupted between the Tel Tamr Military Council fighters and SNA factions when the latter attempted to advance on the villages of Tawilah, Tal Tawil, and Al-Khamseen.

He reported that the Council’s fighters effectively repelled the attacks, resulting in the elimination of 12 SNA fighters, including two leaders, and the wounding of several others.

The region continues to experience intense clashes, with Turkey and the SNA continuing their attacks.