The Syrian Democratic Council

A procession in Aleppo to denounce the Turkish aggression against Tal Rifaat by the participation of Ilham Ahmad

By the participation of the President of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council, “Ilham Ahmed”, a mass procession walked today in Al- Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo to denounce the massacre committed by Turkey in Tal Rifaat which is a town.

Hundreds of people from the Al-Sheikh Maqsoud and Al-Ashrafieh neighborhoods participated in the procession, and they carried the slogan “We will take revenge on the killer of the children of Afrin,” referring to the children who were martyred in Tal Rifaat massacre in Al-Shahba canton in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

At the end of the procession, the president of the Executive Body of the Syrian Democratic Council, Ilham Ahmed, gave a speech denouncing the massacre committed by the Turkish state and its mercenaries in Tal Rifaat, Syria.

Ilham Ahmed said that the Turkish state does not stop the committing of massacres against civilians and gross violations, taking advantage of the international silence.

She indicated that the crimes of the Turkish state coincided with the terrorist organization “ISIS”, in which the ISIS cells assassinated two women in the southern countryside of Al-Hasaka, and at the same time the Turkish state committed a massacre in Tal Rifaat, that is north of Aleppo, against women and children, as both crimes shared the treachery, the cowardice and the absolute aggression.

On the other hand, “Ilham Ahmed” said that the imposition of the siege on the displaced people from Afrin in Al-Shahba canton and the neighborhoods of Al- Sheikh Maqsoud and Al-Ashrafieh in Aleppo by the Syrian regime indicates the complicity of both parties in a way that serves their interests that do not intersect with the interests of the peoples.

She continued her speech saying:” We look for solutions for the crisis in the country, so we must strengthen the home front and extricate the Syrian people from the tragedy that they are experiencing as a result of the siege, massacres, arrests, killings, genocide and ethnic cleansing operations”

Ahmed expressed to the masses their determination to regain all the occupied Syrian lands, and said that they would not allow Afrin to become as Lewaa Iskanderun again.

At the end of her speech, she stressed that the best method to confront the Turkish occupation and the tyranny of the Syrian regime is the unity and solidarity of the Syrians, and to defend the project that achieved the exercising of the will for Syrians, describing it as “the gains that will make Syria to be safe”.

On last Saturday, the Turkish state targeted Tal Rifaat in Al-Shahba canton, and as a result, four people including two children and a woman were killed who were displaced from Afrin, in addition to the wounding of more than nine people.