The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has rejected the complaints raised against it by the Syrian regime to the United Nations with regards to violations occurring in territory of the SDC’s Self-Administration east of the Euphrates.
Amjad Osman, SDC spokesman, on Wednesday expressed his rejection of the messages sent by the regime to the United Nations against the SDF, calling on the regime not to waste more time in launching a national dialogue process.
Osman said that the regime’s accusations against the SDF were an attempt to turn the international community’s eyes away from the massacres it is committing against civilians in Idleb.
The SDC statement came in response to the regime Foreign Ministry, which called on the Security Council in an official statement to stop what it described as aggressions by the SDF in the Deir Ez-Zor countryside in the country’s east, and betrayal by these International Coalition-backed forces.
The SDC spokesman accused the regime of using its tools and incitement in the Deir ez-Zor area, calling on residents in the eastern provinces to take part in the civilian councils and to administer their areas and to support the SDF in the war against the Islamic State, stressing that the SDC has confirmed its commitment to maintaining Syria’s unity, independence and the sovereignty of the Syrian people on their land and the need for all occupations of Syrian territory to end.
Kurdish activists on social media ridiculed the regime’s complaint, saying that this meant the regime was recognizing the Self-Administration and that in a future message it would call on the international community to draw borders between its territory and the Self-Administration, noting that by presenting a complaint against the SDC at the UN meant it recognized the Self-Administration as an entity independent from the state that is claiming to be eager to maintain unity and sovereignty.
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