Syriac Military Council marks anniversary of Khabur resistance, pledges to ensure future security

KHABUR, North and East Syria — On the anniversary of the invasion of Khabur Valley and the resistance efforts of the Syriac Military Council (Mawtbo Fulhoyo Suryoyo, MFS) against the Islamic State (ISIS), the MFS released a video report marking this important date for the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people of North and East Syria.

MFS leader Khabur Akkad stated that the MFS had resisted and made sacrifices to liberate villages of Tel Tamr, the heart of the Khabur River Valley.

“The MFS resistance continues to this day, stemming from our initial resistance in 2015,” he added.

Akkad further stated, “MFS has become an integral part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which will eventually become part of the new Syrian army under the forthcoming political solution.”

“Nine years after the invasion of Khabur villages, the same Turkish policy persists, albeit in different forms and methods, through the violations committed by terrorist Turkish-backed factions,” declared Matay Hanna, the MFS spokesperson.

Hanna reiterated the MFS’s commitment to defending the Syriac people on the front lines and combating various forms of extremism. This commitment is carried out in collaboration with the Tel Tamr Military Council, the People’s Protection Units (Yekîneyên Parastina Gel, YPG), and other allied forces, in honor of the martyrs who defended North and East Syria.