SDC condemns attack on center in Syria’s Qamishli

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) condemned on Tuesday at dawn an attack on its center in the city of Qamishli, northeastern Syria. The SDC emphasized the attack will not hinder its pursuit for a political stability in Syria.

The SDC condemned the attack in a statement and stressed, “the parties behind this attack aim to undermine our national stances, which involve promoting the intra-Syrian dialogue at the domestic level and ultimately achieving the democratic transition in Syria.”

The statement came after unidentified individuals attacked the SDC’s center with an IED in Qamishli on Monday at night. The SDC pointed out the attack caused only material damage.

“We assure the public opinion that no attack will deter us from striving to make efforts towards the goals we believe in. We are committed to our struggle for the political stability desired by the Syrian people,” the statement read.

The SDC, founded in 2015, is seen as the reference and the political umbrella for the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The SDC aims, through its political process, at ending authoritarianism and centralization, accomplishing a comprehensive democratic change, and rebuilding Syria based on a decentralized and inclusive system. It stresses the need for an intra-Syrian solution through dialogue and direct negotiations in line with the UNSC Resolution 2254 and under international sponsorship and guarantees.

Meanwhile, the Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) are currently investigating the attack and tracking down the perpetrators, according to the statement.

By Stella Youssef