Friday, 17 March 2017 15:22

PYD Militias Attack Offices of Kurdish National Council & Assyrian Organization in Northern Syria

In an escalation of violations against the Syrian people, militias of the Union Democratic Party (PYD) have attacked the offices of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in most towns and villages in northern Syria and the office of Assyrian Organization and forced them to close down.

In a press release issued on Thursday, the Syrian Coalition said that attacks have been launched “under illegal decisions and decrees that were issued by organizations that do not represent the Syrian people nor respect their will. These decisions and decrees are an attempt by the PYD militias to grant legitimacy to their actions through terror and the force of arms.”

“These measures will certainly fail to help the PYD militias gain legitimacy as they excluded all groups and organizations not loyal to the Assad regime in the area,” the Coalition added.

The Coalition went on: “These measures, including most notably a decision to ban all political parties in northern Syria, have exposed the true role being played by these militias which act under orders by the Assad regime. Their repressive practices were targeted against the Syrian people, the revolution and against the Kurdish component, especially against the Kurdish National Council.”

The Assyrian Organization said in a statement that the closure of the Assyrian organization in the city of Hasakah is a “stark attempt to silence peaceful political dissent and civil activity” as the office served as a center for promoting civil peace and charitable activities.

The Organization stressed that these repressive acts risk undermining all efforts to promote stability and protect civil peace and coexistence as well as risk intimidating the Syriac Assyrian component of the Syrian society and the Syrian Christian community in general. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Agencies)

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