Parties involved in Syria’s Manbij issue joint statement

MANBIJ, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, both Civil and Military Councils of Manbij made a issued a statement in participation with tribal sheikhs and figures in the city of Manbij, north Syria, in response to the recent events that the city witnessed two days ago.

The statement stipulated halting “duty of self-defense” campaign in the city of Manbij and its villages and referring it to discussion and study, releasing all detainees involved in the recent events, and forming an investigation committee regarding the shooting and holding those responsible to account.

Since May 31, the city of Manbij, north Syria, has been witnessing protests that were said to be against  the “duty of self-defense,” while the Manbij Military Council accused parties it described as “known for seeking to spread discord,” amid testimonies that the government forces targeting the protesters.  

The duty of self-defense has been implemented for seven years without any problems, and this confirms that those parties are trying to exploit the economic conditions and the difficulties that the Syrians suffer from in order to achieve goals and agendas that serve the interests of parties aiming to destabilize Manbij,” the Council said earlier today.

Reporting by Saddam al-Hassan