DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – Syria has called on the United Nations Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities and adopt immediate and effective measures to stop the attacks and treasonous actions of Kurdish-led militants from the U.S.-backed so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) actively operating in the Arab country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
Over the past weeks, several rallies have been held in protest against SDF practices, calling for their expulsion from the region, with protesters chanting slogans against the SDF occupation, which has led to chaos, kidnapping, killing and monopoly of Syria's oil.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council on Monday that the SDF should be compelled to respect the world body’s resolutions that assert Syria’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, according to Syria’s official news agency SANA.
The ministry added that the SDF, by committing criminal acts, intends to subjugate Syrian citizens who are demanding their rights and calling for the Syrian government's resumption of carrying out its duties in the eastern province.
"The actions of the SDF and their shameful alliance with Syria’s enemies prove without a doubt their criminal and terrorism nature, and that they do not express the Syrian people,” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in the letters.
In another development, families in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib reportedly refuse to send their sons to join the ranks of foreign-sponsored terrorist groups in battles against Syrian army troops.
The pro-government and Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper, citing unnamed sources close to the so-called National Front for the Liberation of Syria – an alliance of militant factions supported by Turkey, reported on Monday that local residents have informed the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, that they will not let their sons be involved in operations against Syrian government forces in northern and northwestern districts of the western-central province of Hama as well as the southern sector of Idlib, where fierce clashes are underway.
The sources added that Jabhat Fateh al-Sham is putting terrorists who have fled from Eastern Ghouta area in the suburb of the capital Damascus as well as the southern city of Dara'a and sought refuge in Idlib on the frontlines in the current battles.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Zionist regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.
Members of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walk in the town of Baghouz in Syria's eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr on March 24, 2019.