Administration of North and East Syria engages with public in Raqqa, addresses regional concerns

RAQQA, Syria — In a gathering of community members and various institutions, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) organized a with the residents of Raqqa. The session aimed to delve into the prevailing political and military landscape in the region and foster dialogue on the challenges faced by the populace concerning services provided by AANES.

The meeting took place on Monday evening at the Taj Hall. Attendees included key AANES officials, members of local communes and councils, along with a substantial representation of the local population.

The meeting commenced with a moment of silence to honor martyrs, followed by an address by Khaled Barkal, the Co-Chair of the AANES Legislative Council. Barkal provided insights into the latest political developments across Syria and the broader region.

Emphasizing AANES’s commitment to resolving the Syrian crisis, Barkal highlighted their proactive stance, presenting realistic political proposals aimed at alleviating the plight of the Syrian people. He discussed AANES’s ongoing initiative, underscoring its continuity from the proposals initially introduced in 2011 during the onset of the crisis.

Addressing recent events in Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor), Barkal spoke reiterated previous statements made General Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mazloum Abdi concerning the conspiracies against AANES being generated by the Syrian regime and Iran. He emphasized the need to navigate challenges with resilience.

The meeting also featured discussions on the status of services delivered by AANES. Attendees had the opportunity to voice concerns and grievances, particularly regarding media access, fuel availability, and the provision and cost of electricity.