Rejecting regime reconciliation deals | Residents protest in Al-Raqqa • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Rejecting regime reconciliation deals | Residents protest in Al-Raqqa

Al-Raqqa province: SOHR activists have reported seeing hundreds of residents have staged a protest in Al-Raqqa city, the “former capital of the caliphate state” which is under the control of Syrian Democratic Forces, to express their rejection of “reconciliations and settlements” conducted by regime forces in the western countryside of Al-Raqqa province

On January 14, SOHR sources reported that hundreds of civilians from regime-controlled city of Al-Tabaqah in Al-Raqqah province staged a mass demonstration, demanding the toppling of the Syrian regime.

The demonstrators also expressed their rejection of the reconciliation deals conducted by regime forces in the western countryside of Al-Raqqah, where they lift placards with slogans written on them read “go and reconcile with the remains of fatalities, children and widows – how come a slaughter reconcile with his victims – we will not accept any reconciliations before the regime reconciles with the martyrs it has killed – reconciliation deals are humiliating.”

 

On January 13, Al-Raqqah city witnessed broad rejection by tribes and dignitaries of the region over the regime’s announcement of starting “reconciliation deals” a few days ago in the south-east countryside of the city.

 

Activists, elders, and dignitaries gathered in Al-Afadlah Tribe headquarters in the city and issued a statement in which they stressed that the process of striking “reconciliations” posed a direct threat to the region that has been out of the Syrian regime’s control since 2013.

 

It is worth noting that the regime forces and Iranian-backed militias controlling only several villages and towns in the west and the south-east countryside of Al-Raqqah.

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