MİDDLE EAST

Syrian tribes form 5,000 strong army to clear regions from PKK/PYD

The 5,000 strong army, which is called Jaysh Al-Ashayer in Arabic, will launch an official ‘war of liberation’ following a meeting that is slated to be held by the end of January

Editor/Internet Yeni Şafak

A Tribes Army was formed in Syria in order to liberate regions east of the Euphrates occupied by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)’s Syrian affiliate, the PYD.

The 5,000 strong army, which is called Jaysh Al-Ashayer in Arabic, will launch an official ‘war of liberation’ following a meeting that is slated to be held by the end of January.

The army is shortly set to attract massive support from various tribes as it is expected to quickly expand its numbers.

Meanwhile, Syria’s tribes founded commissions documenting the ethnic cleansing being carried out by the U.S. and PKK terrorists in regions under their occupation.

‘We will continue to fight until Manbij is cleared’

Acting in coordination with Turkey, the tribes launched the first wave of resistance in Manbij yesterday, following a meeting with the city’s tribal in Idlib that resulted in several accords, which culminated in popular protests in Manbij condemning PKK terrorists and the U.S.

Under pressure from popular protests, U.S. soldiers were forced to evacuate their bases and escape outside the city.

Some Kurdish tribes were also part of the accord reached in Idlib that vowed to keep fighting under the city is cleared from PKK/PYD terrorists, according to the head of the Supreme Tribes Council and Suhaayitat Tribe leader Sheikh Raif Abu Okle al-Rajaw.

In November, business owner in Manbij staged a general strike to protest the forcible recruitments of young people by PKK/PYD.

An Arab-populated city located on the west bank of the Euphrates river, Manbij remains under the control of the PYD, the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist group, which has waged war against Turkey for more than 30 years.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and EU as well as Turkey -- resumed its armed campaign in July 2015. Since then, it has killed more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including women and children.

‘We will drive away the terrorists’

Syrian tribes also reject U.S. attempts aiming to sway the Arabs of Raqqa by promising Saudi funds that will allegedly by funneled to finance the rebuilding of the city’s infrastructure.

The tribes stressed that before any investment of this kind can take place, the PKK/PYD occupation must be eradicated.

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