Department of Media and Communications
July 16, 2018
The Syrian Coalition condemns the violations and repression being carried out by the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) against civilians, particularly the arrests of women and children in the city of Raqqa during the past few days.
The dispersal of demonstrations by live bullets and the arrest of participants, the beatings, humiliation and insulting of women, the repression of civilians and crackdown on activists and dissidents are but some of the repressive acts of the Assad regime’s that the PYD militia is using with the aim of terrorizing and intimidating the Syrian people.
The Coalition reaffirms its condemnation of these violations and crimes, most notably the kidnappings, enforced disappearances and crackdown on free speech. It expresses its full solidarity with the people and their peaceful movement against these violations and those responsible for them.
The Coalition calls upon the international community to condemn the violations being committed by these militias in all their names and denominations. It also calls for stopping all forms of military and political support as it stressed that those who are supporting these terrorist militias also bear responsibility for what they are doing against Syrians.