NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — As the Democratic Autonomous Administration of the Region of North and East Syria (DAARNES) marks its 10th anniversary, Vivian Bahhu Oussi, the Co-Chair of the Executive Council of the Gozarto (Jazira) Canton, extended her heartfelt congratulations to the resilient people of North and East Syria. In comments to SyriacPress, Oussi invited all communities to join in a march and festival of dignity and resistance on Sunday to commemorate this significant milestone and fortify the collective stance against Turkish occupation and its ongoing war of extermination.
Addressing the recent spate of Turkish attacks on regional infrastructure, Oussi expresses concern over the more than 100 air and drone strikes that occurred between 12 and 16 January. These attacks have resulted in widespread power outages in several cities, leaving approximately 500,000 people without access to drinking water as water stations faltered due to electricity cuts. The disruption also rendered numerous water wells that supply these stations inoperative.
Despite these challenges, Oussi emphasizes the unwavering spirit of the people and their commitment to escalating the struggle for a free and dignified existence. The celebratory occasion, marred by external threats, underscores the resilience of DAARNES in the face of adversity.
Deputy Co-Chair of the Executive Council of Gozarto Canton Ahin Sweid echoed Oussi’s comments, extending congratulations on the 10th anniversary while commemorating the sacrifices of the martyrs’ families. Pledging continued dedication to the struggle for freedom, Sweid emphasizes that the Turkish attacks will not break the will of the people, but rather fuel a steadfast commitment to meeting all demands.
Sweid called on the diverse peoples of North and East Syria to stand in unity with DAARNES against tyrannical regimes opposing it, aspiring to establish a just political system in alignment with the principles of a democratic nation. As the region celebrates a decade of self-governance, the call to resilience and unity echoes as a beacon of hope amidst challenging times.