Syrian Opposition Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
March 21, 2023
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) strongly denounces the heinous crime that took place in Jindires town in rural Aleppo on Monday night. Several members of our Kurdish brothers were killed by armed assailants. The SOC has instructed The Syrian Interim Government (SIG) and The Syrian National Army (SNA) to conduct a thorough investigation into this horrific crime and bring those responsible to justice.
The SOC stresses that this incident in Jindires is an isolated one. Every year, our Kurdish compatriots celebrate Nowruz freely and peacefully in their liberated areas. They also share their joy with other segments of the Syrian society who join them in their festivities.
The Kurds are an integral part of Syria’s diverse fabric. The SOC stands by their rights and freedoms. We condemn any acts of violence or discrimination based on religious, ethnic or national differences. Our common goal since we rose up against Assad’s tyranny 12 years ago is to establish a democratic state where all Syrians can live with dignity and equality.
The SOC offers its heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this atrocious attack. We vow to hold accountable those who committed this heinous act.