Tribal leaders in Manbij (Minbic) spoke to Hawar News and condemned the Turkish state’s military assault in North and East Syria. The leaders claim that the attacks by Turkey on Manbij are aimed at ressurecting the Ottoman Empire in the region.
Local tribal leaders in Manbij stated that they and the tribes in Syria were united against the attacks taking place in North and East Syria. “We all stand against the interventions against our lands”, they reportedly stated.
Mihemed Sadiq El Isêdî, the leader of the Nebi El Isêdi tribe in Manbij said: “On behalf of the Arab tribes in the region, we appeal to the international community and human rights organisations, and urge them to put pressure on Turkey to stop their anti-humanitarian crimes”. El Isêdî further stated that Syria belongs to the Syrian people and that they want all cultures and beliefs in Syria to live together without being subjected to war, plunder and massacres.
Stating that the Turkish state aims to revive the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East, he noted that Turkey tries to occupy a large area of the territory in the region. He stated that the tribes in the region have opposed the invasion attempts and have supported the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). He called upon the Syrian people to return to their lands and support the construction of a new Syria.
Addressing violations of human rights concerns in the region, Hisên Farûq El Maşî, one of the leaders of the Bomna tribe in Manbij, said that they condemned the Turkish state’s attacks in North and East Syria, especially the attacks targeting the Ain Issa region.