ANHA April 6, 2016
The Executive Council of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM) called upon the Special Coordination Team for Syria Ceasefire (SCTSC) to break their silence.
In a statement published on March 6, the Executive Council of TEV-DEM warned about the attacks against civilian residents of Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood by gangs under the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, the demographic changes in Shabha area of northern Syria, and the silence of the international community with regard to the attacks.
The following is the full text of the TEV-DEM statement:
“Since the implementation of the ceasefire in Syria, terrorist groups such as Ahrar al-Sham, Sultan Murad Brigade, Al-Fatih Brigade, the 16th Division, the Mujahedin Army, Fastaqim Kama Omert Squads, Nuraldin Zaki Squads, and the Northern Division who are all under the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces have launched attacks on Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood of Aleppo. The above groups have used hell cannons and forbidden toxic gases in their attacks against civilians. Since the implementation of the ceasefire, some 100 civilians including the aged, women and children have been killed. All these crimes have been perpetrated under the nose of the international community. As Riyad Farid Hijab was visiting Mr. Barzani, those terrorist groups continued their attacks on Sheikh Maqsood, which caused the death of 10 people and the injury of tens more.
We the TEV-DEM denounce those attacks on civilians in shaikh Maqsood by those Turkish-backed terrorist groups. We also denounce the international silence and particularly the joint U.S.-Russian SCTSC’s silence on those attacks and massacres.
We are afraid that as everybody demands an end to the war between the armed groups and the regime, anti-Kurdish attempts are on the rise.
Another important point is the cooperation between ISIS terrorists and the Sultan Murad Brigade. As the Turkish forces shell on bordering villages, ISIS terrorists leave them for the Sultan Murad Brigade. Fighting to establish the so-called buffer zone for Erdogan’s regime, this brigade forcefully makes the native residents of these area to leave. That is an extremely dangerous plan run by Rdogan’s regime against the peoples of Syria.
Therefore, we call upon the international members of the SCTSC to break their silence and make those groups stop massacring civilians in Sheikh Maqsood and other areas.
We also want to let all Syrian peoples and glorious Kurds know the crimes committed by those terrorist groups are an Ottoman-inspired conspiracy. They want to sow seeds of sedition among different components of Syria. Syrian Peoples should stand up against these attacks.”