Sep 18, 2021 10:37 UTC
  • Syrian tribes oppose presence of foreign troops, vow to counter separatist plots

Leaders of various Syrian tribes have held a gathering in the capital Damascus, saying they unanimously object to the presence of foreign occupation forces in the Arab country and stressing that they will collaboratively work to expel the troops and return the occupied territories back under the state control.

During the Damascus meeting on Friday, the Syrian tribal leaders and elders categorically rejected attempts by foreign forces and their Takfiri mercenaries to partition Syria, and noted they will join forces with Syrian army troops to confront separatist plots.

They called on foreign occupation forces and their mercenaries to pull out of the Syrian soil, and said the Syrian nation suffers from harsh economic and social difficulties as a result of their presence and arbitrary measures.

The tribal leaders then called on the international community to ensure the withdrawal of foreign forces that are in Syria without a UN mandate and to work towards the removal of unilateral sanctions imposed on Syria.

They also reaffirmed their loyalty to their homeland and President Bashar al-Assad.

The US military has stationed forces and equipment in eastern and northeastern Syria, with the Pentagon claiming that the deployment is aimed at preventing the oilfields in the area from falling into the hands of Daesh terrorists.

Damascus, however, says the unlawful deployment is meant to plunder the country’s resources.

Former US president Donald Trump admitted on several occasions that American forces were in Syria for its oil.

After failing to oust the Syrian government through proxies and direct involvement in the conflict, the US government has now stepped up its economic war on the Arab country.