The Executive Body of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) discussed the developments in Deir ez-Zor and Suwayda in its meeting held in al-Qamishli. The meeting addressed recent events in the Syrian scene, particularly the events in Deir ez-Zor and the popular movement in Suwayda.
The meeting also reviewed the developments in the Syrian file, including the issues related to refugees and their experiences with racism in host countries, especially Turkey, in the context of increasing discrimination against Syrians, as well as forced deportations contrary to human rights standards and refugee protection.
The SDC Executive Body discussed specifically recent events in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, along with the interference and incitement by local and regional powers seeking to destabilize stability and security.
The Body praised the awareness and sense of responsibility shown by the people of Deir ez-Zor in response to recent events, as they preserved stability and civil peace. In response to the aspirations of the people of Deir ez-Zor, the SDC, in cooperation with the Autonomous Administration and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), will work on establishing security, stability, enhancing participatory governance, and promoting economic development in the region. Additionally, restructuring the civilian and military councils in Deir ez-Zor will be a priority.
Regarding Suwayda, the meeting reaffirmed the council’s support for the peaceful popular movement in the southern province and other areas of Syria. It emphasized the importance of maintaining the peaceful nature of the protests and avoiding being dragged into plans set by the Syrian authorities and their security apparatus.
Regarding the northern part of Syria occupied by Turkey and its affiliated extremist factions, the meeting discussed the situation in the region and the ongoing violations against the population amid the continuous deterioration of living conditions.
On another note, the meeting discussed the council’s ongoing efforts in collaboration with democratic powers and figures from the Syrian opposition to frame their efforts, guide them toward resolving the crisis in the country and achieve a democratic transition that meets the aspirations of the Syrian people.
At the end of the meeting, the SDC Executive Body assessed the overall work of the Body’s Bureaus and presented the council’s vision for the upcoming phase and its programs both inside and outside the country.