On Tuesday, the town of Manbij in the eastern countryside of Aleppo experienced a widespread strike as markets and shops shut down in protest against the actions of the PYD terrorist militia. The protest primarily focused on the militia’s recent forced recruitment campaigns targeting young men in the town and its surrounding areas, as well as the worsening economic conditions.
Local media sources and activists have documented a state of utter standstill in the town, highlighting the active involvement of both shop owners and civilians in the strike, despite the intimidating threats from the PYD terrorist militia.
Manbij has been a recurring site for protests against the PYD militia over the past years, with several strikes taking place to denounce the militia’s violations. Tragically, civilian casualties have occurred during these protests against the militia.
Abdul Basit Abdul Latif, Secretary of the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) political committee, emphasized the escalating crimes committed by the PYD terrorist militia against civilians in the region. He asserted that these actions have come to light globally, underscoring the PYD’s status as a terrorist organization engaged in daily criminal activities, reminiscent of the Assad regime and other terrorist groups.
Abdul Latif urged for international intervention to halt these crimes against the region’s people, warning that a lack of action could lead to further atrocities against civilians and potentially result in a regional crisis. He stressed the urgency of addressing the situation to prevent an escalation of violence in the region.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)