NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — In the aftermath of the destructive Turkish attacks on vital civilian infrastructure in North and East Syria, a delegation representing 34 active political parties, including the Syriac Union Party (SUP), embarked on a comprehensive tour to assess the damage. The inspection covered locations spanning from Zalin (Qamishli) to the Swediya gas and electricity facility in the Dayrik (Derik) countryside.
SUP Co-Chair Sanharib Barsom explained to SyriacPress that the delegation’s primary objective was to document the extent of the destruction wrought by the Turkish attacks. The delegation seeks to bring the international community’s attention to Ankara’s destructive and violent policies. Barsom emphasized the critical nature of Swediya, noting that its impairment affects all regional inhabitants who are now deprived of domestic gas in wintertime.
During the visit, Barsom expressed the parties’ collective call to regional powers and the United Nations, urging them to fulfill their responsibilities by exerting pressure on Turkey to cease its attacks. The delegation considers these actions blatant violations of international laws, customs, and conventions, amounting to war crimes.
The delegation’s itinerary included visits to key sites such as electricity generation facilities in Zalin, the Awda Oil Field, the Gari Beri Oil Field in Qabrei Hewore, and the Swediya gas and electricity facility. Engineer Akid Abdel Majeed, director of Swediya, informed the delegation that rehabilitation efforts were underway, albeit constrained by available resources.