Supreme Council of Tribes and Clans Completes Tour Inside Syria

Turkey-based tribal council pledges 75 percent of its executive offices and actors to work inside Syria, Alsouria Net reports

Members of the Supreme Council of Syrian Tribes and Clans on Tuesday ended their first tour inside Syria, which included towns and cities of the northern Aleppo countryside.

To determine the decision about its internal structure inside Syria, council members met with notables from Arab, Turkmen and Kurdish tribes, as well as a number of rebel commanders and political and civilian actors.

Sheikh Rafi Ukla er-Raco, the deputy head of the council, said that the council decided after its meeting with tribal notables to commit 75 percent of its executive offices and actors to work inside Syria.

He noted that all tribes which they met with, including Kurdish tribes, agreed on the need to counter the terrorism of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) group.

He said that during the meetings they stressed the integrity of Syrian territory and rejected its division under any name or form.

Sheikh Raco also said that the meetings were useful for taking opinions around how to resist PYD terrorism as well as the Syrian regime and its allies.

The Supreme Council of Syrian Tribes and Clans was established in the Turkish city of Urfa in early 2017. Last month it held its first general conference in the city of Istanbul with the participation of more than 60 Syrian tribes and clans.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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