No solutions looming for Syria’s 12-year-old conflict – SDC

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – As the Syrian conflict enters its 13th year, no solutions are looming for the ongoing war, an official of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) said on Wednesday.

Remarks of Janda Muhammad, member of the SDC executive body, came on the sideline of a press conference by the SDC held in the city of Qamishli, northeast Syria, on the 12th anniversary of the Syrian conflict.

Muhammad attributed the reasons for the prolonging Syrian conflict to the nature of the Syrian “authoritarian regime” and the inability of the Syrian opposition to engage in talks for being linked with external parties.

She added that the SDC is always open to the intra-Syrian talks as a gate to the solution; however, rounds of talks with the Syrian government have not yielded  due to the latters’ ” obstinacy.” The Turkish-backed Syrian opposition also refuses any talks.

The Syrian conflict, since its first spark in Daraa 12 years ago, have claimed the lives of 350.000 civilians, according to a recent statistic by the UN Human Rights Office.

The SDC, in its statement, stressed the need for the international community to stand by the side of the Syrian people for their rightful demands of a democratic change towards a new future vision are met.

The SDC official said that the solution for the conflict cannot be reached through the “military solution” but through “political and peaceful solutions, as well as the intra-Syrian talk.”

The SDC is the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). It was founded in 2015 and includes all the communities of north and east Syria.

Reporting by Dilsoz Youssef