Civil and political leaders in Qabre Hewore, North and East Syria, unite in support of Syrian Democratic Forces

QABRE HEWORE, Syria — In a display of unity, various ethnic and political entities in Qabre Hewore (Al-Qahtaniyah / Tirbespî), North and East Syria, convened to express their support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Internal Security Forces (ISF).

The gathering, which centered on the latest political developments in Gozarto (Jazira) Region and North and East Syria, was organized in the hall of Martyr Yekta Hercule Academy. Attendees included public figures, sheikhs representing Arab and Kurdish tribes, religious leaders, and delegates from various political parties operating in the region. George Youssef, Co-Chair of the Syriac Union Party’s (SUP) Qabre Hewore Branch, and the Council of Families of Martyrs and People of the District lent their voices to assembly.

Kicking off the meeting, Youssef provided an insightful overview of the developments at both military and political levels across multiple Syrian cities. He delved into the discontent pervading Syrian society due to dire living conditions, offering insights into the ongoing demonstrations in the southern city of As-Suwayda.

Youssef also cast a critical eye on the Turkish occupation, highlighting its controversial tactics and intentions, which aim to transform occupied regions into extensions of Turkey itself. This approach is seen as part of a broader strategy targeting demographic change.

The assembly featured heartfelt speeches from prominent figures like Sheikh Hussein al-Sada, who represents the Bani Sabaa tribes in Qabre Hewore, and Hadiya Shamo, the Co-Chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Qabre Hewore. They both underscored the urgent need for regional peoples to unite, remaining vigilant against any threats posed to the area, and steadfastly protecting the hard-fought gains of democratic revolution in North and East Syria.

Concluding the gathering, a public statement of support for the SDF and ISF was read. The statement said that both organizations have paid a steep price with thousands of martyrs and wounded in the relentless battle against the Islamic State (ISIS) and other extremist groups.

In a call for international intervention, the statement urged external forces to prevent unwarranted interference in the North and East Syria. It further appealed to all Syrians to intensify their struggle and resistance efforts, echoing the peaceful demonstrations witnessed in As-Suwayda, to realize a pluralistic and decentralized Syria.