Al-Welda clan: Assassinations target social fabric of region

Sheikh Abd al-Latif al-Faraj said: "The assassination of Sheikh Mutashar al-Hafel is an attempt to ignite sedition. This cowardly act target the social fabric and brotherhood of peoples and co-existence." He called on standing behind the SDF and reject discord. "

Northeast areas of Syria's national and tribal symbols have been under attack since their liberation from ISIS. The Autonomous Administration of these areas called on the brotherhood of peoples. Several symbols such as Sheikhs have been assassinated inn both Deir ez-Zor and Al-Raqqa, but these attempts failed to break the clan bond.

In this context, our agency met with Sheikh Abd al-Latif al-Faraj, one of the chieftains of the Al-Welda clan, the largest clan in the region. Al-Faraj talked about the clans stance regarding what is happening in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, following the assassination of the sheikh of Al-Agaidat, Mutasher Al-Hamd Al-Jadaan Al-Hafel, on the 2nd of this month .

′ Some regional forces are afraid of the interconnectedness between the components of the region ′

Al-Faraj offered condolences to all Arab clans, describing the assassination of Sheikh Al-Hafel as the great loss for the region. The dark forces managed to assassinate Sheikh Hafel, betting on their ability to blow up the social fabric and fraternal bonds between Arab clans in the region. This is what every messy hand aspires to strike at the stability of the region by repeatedly targeting clan leaders and their elders.

Al-Faraj shed light on the forces behind such cowardly actions, "After liberating our areas at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces, and establishing security and safety in them. the regional forces phobia of this of this connection among the components of the region. ISIS, the Syrian regime, Iranian militias, and the Turkish state are involved in this act, which seeks to create confusion between Arab clans and the SDF that drew the end of ISIS in the world on this land.

On November 2, 2018, Sheikh Bashir Faisal Al-Huwaidi, one of the most prominent elders of the Al-Afadleh clan in the city of Al-Raqqa, was assassinated. On last July 31st , a spokesman for the Al-Agaidat clan Suleiman Al-Qassar was targeted in Deir ez-Zor.

′ You must be aware of the seriousness and sensitivity of the current stage'

Al-Faraj appealed to the sons of the Al-Agaidat clan, he said: “We call on our cousins  to realize the seriousness of the current stage and its sensitivity, as it leads the region to the edge of a pit that may kill its sons. We as the clans of Al-Raqqa, affirm our support for the SDF and strive to uncover the truth of this cowardly act. ".

In the conclusion of his speech, Al-Faraj called on all Arab clans in Deir ez-Zor, Al-Raqqa and Al-Hasakah to rally around the Syrian Democratic Forces and support them to uproot the roots of terrorism and cut off the hands that tamper with the security of northeast of Syria.

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