SDC: Ankara struck the agreement; we demand international monitoring

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) called on the international community to send international observers to maintain the ceasefire agreement.

The Syrian Democratic Council issued a statement to the public opinion and affirmed that it insists on the principle of preserving the lives of their people and their abilities and stop the state of displacement.

The statement reads as follows:

At the request and approval of the SDF, and with the mediation of the United States, an immediate ceasefire agreement was reached last night between the SDF and the Turkish state along the span between Serekaniye/ Ras al-Ain and Girê Spi/ Tal Abyad. The Syrian Democratic Forces have been committed to it since yesterday night at 22.00 local time to the moment, while the Turkish state forces and their accomplice militias did not abide by this resolution. This morning; however, it targeted the village of Umm al-Khair, southeast of Ras al-Ain, killing five martyrs from SDF as well as a number of civilians. The shelling continues, hindering access to the wounded and relief to civilians,

We at the Syrian Democratic Council turn to the world public opinion, affirming that it is the principle of preserving the lives and capabilities of our people and stopping the catastrophic displacement estimated at hundreds of thousands since the beginning of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

Based on the principle of the unity of Syria and the integrity of its territory, we agreed to a ceasefire; but Ankara and its occupation army and thousands of its mercenaries disregarded this agreement and did not abide by it and continued their aggression as if it did not happen at all. We therefore call on the United Nations, the UN Security Council, the Arab League, and in particular the United States of America, as the mediator of this agreement and its sponsor, to start from its responsibilities and move immediately to send international observers in order to maintain the temporary ceasefire agreement and make it always conducive to the complete withdrawal of the Turkish occupation army and its armed groups are committing genocide, as Amnesty International has confirmed in its report. We thank all the personalities and forces in the world who have expressed their solidarity with us in the face of the Turkish aggression and its mercenaries, and call for the continuation of the global solidarity movement to prevent the war and aggression system in Turkey to achieve its objectives.

We also affirm that the quickest way to fully end the Syrian crisis is the UN's sponsorship of a genuine Syrian dialogue based on the political solution and the relevant international resolutions.



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