The Syrian Democratic Council

Positions rejecting for “reconciliations” and a call for the establishment of a “decentralized” government in Deir ez-Zor

A huge crowd of the people of Deir ez-Zor governorate expressed their positions rejecting the idea of “reconciliations” promoted by the authority in Damascus, calling on Damascus and its allies for a serious dialogue and implement Resolution 2254, which called for a transitional phase that establishes a political solution.

On Tuesday, the Assembly of the People of Al-Bukamal and its Democratic Country held a public seminar attended by a group of Deir ez-Zor residents in the town of Abu Hamam in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor.
During the seminar, the Syrian opponent figure, Dr. Muhammad Khaled Al-Shaker, made a speech in which he spoke about the reality and effects of the reconciliations promoted by the authority in Deir ez-Zor – via the Zoom service.

Al-Shaker considered that “what happened in promoting for “reconciliations” is nothing but propaganda, and it is as attempts that are similar to the determination of the authority in Damascus to revive the dead, that is, to return Syria to its pre-2011 era.

He added that what is being promoted by the authority in Damascus does not establish an essential solution that will bring back nearly 13 million displaced people and refugees. Al-Shaker called on Damascus and Russians to save the rest of Syria by “finding more effective methods that would help millions to return to their homeland, starting with removing the sectarian Iranian militias from the western countryside areas which are almost uninhabited of their residents due to the dominance of sectarian militias, and the people’s fear of a repeat of the Iraqi scenario against them.”

For his part, Anas Al-Marfou, a member of the Syrian Democratic Council in Deir ez-Zor, said that “the goal of reconciliations is a failed attempt by the authority in Damascus and an appearing to the world that it controls Deir ez-Zor, in terms of security and administration.”
Al-Marfou added that “naming reconciliations as “the honor” represents a kind of insult to those who have reconciled by forgiving them, calling on the Syrian government for a serious dialogue and implement Resolution 2254, which called for a transitional phase that establishes a political solution.”

The Syrian opponent figure, Dr. Muhammad Khaled Al-Shaker, believes that it is necessary to find a constitutional method that secures the return of the people voluntarily and safely, through “decentralization as a level of governance in the regions, and the establishment of a responsive and effective relationship between the authority of the center and the authority of the people in the regions.”
Al-Shaker said that this is a method based on a democratic principle with the principle of sovereignty being centrally to the constitution, and decentralizing institutions to the people. It helps citizens to make a decision thus the involving the all in the process of establishing in which it enhances the lucidity and balance and thus it is a loyalty to the country more. It was adopted by all countries in the post-conflict stages, before it became a constitutional method in most countries of the world.

Al-Shaker praised the roles of the components of the region in defeating terrorism, starting with the place where the seminar was held, where the people of Deir ez-Zor suffered the most from the extremist organization (ISIS), and they were the first who faced it so the terrorist organization did a massacre of Al- Shaitat, in which more than 1000 martyrs were killed because they didn’t pledge allegiance to the extremist organization before the people of the region of all components did the defense for their land and honor, and the establishment of the Syrian Democratic Forces as a local force in which more than 11,000 people were martyred when they faced terrorism from outside of the borders, when everyone did nothing to face the most horrific organization known in the human history.

The attendees, in turn, expressed their rejection for “reconciliations” in which Imad Al-Jallou, the official spokesman for the Al-Bukamal Assembly, said that the aim of this seminar is to reveal the true opinions of the people of Deir ez-Zor, and it is an occasion to express the real positions of the people inside the region, not by media.

The participants in the seminar called for repeating and generalizing such seminars in all cities, regions, towns and villages in Deir ez-Zor in order to clarify the demands and opinions of the components in what the authority in Damascus and its allies promote for their interests.