As parts of efforts by the Syrian Coalition and Syrian Interim Government (SIG) to enable residents of the Afrin region to manage their affairs by themselves, two more councils were formed in the sub-districts of Bilbul and Al-Mutabili.
The local council in Bilbul, which comprises 14 members, will be headed by Mohammed Saeed Sulaiman with Mohammed Sido as his deputy. The council also includes a four-member executive office. The sub-district consists of 48 administrative divisions and residential areas.
The local council in Al-Mutabili, which comprises 15 members, will be headed by Abdulmutallab Sheikh Na’san, with Dawood Omar as his deputy. It includes an eight-member executive office.
Efforts to set up a local administration in the Afrin region of rural Aleppo began with the formation of a local council in the town of Afrin on April 12. The move was followed by the formation of a local council in the town of Jandaris. The move aims to restore stability and ensure the return of displaced persons to their homes and lands in Afrin.
SIG’s Head Jawad Abu Hatab said that the current council would administer the region for an interim period of up to six months, noting that new councils would be elected afterwards with the participation of all the people of the region.
Last week, the Syrian Coalition, in cooperation with the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), the Free Aleppo Governorate Council, and Afrin’s Local Council, held a workshop with the aim of assessing the needs of the civilian population of Afrin.
The workshop, which was also attended by representatives of friendly countries, discussed ways to provide support and meet the basic needs of civilians as well as to rehabilitate service institutions in the region. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)