BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Several Syrian tribal leaders met in Aleppo on Thursday to discuss the ongoing situation in northern Syria and to reaffirm their support to the government and Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the tribal leaders pledged their support to the Syrian Army in their ongoing fight against terrorists.
The tribal leaders also rejected the presence of uninvited foreign troops on Syrian soil.
They rejected any illegitimate foreign presence in Syria, particularly in the northern and northeastern regions, saying that all troops that entered Syria illegally are occupation forces.
The tribal figures said that any external intervention in the domestic affairs is unwanted and that the borders of the Syrian Arab Republic are protected in line with the international laws and conventions.
“We will not allow any side to change or draw maps that substitute the official national map and the Syrian people are the only ones who can determine their future,” the statement said.
The tribes called for lifting the economic and coercive measures imposed by the U.S. and western countries on the Syrian people, demanding the international community help return the Syrian displaced.
They would conclude the meeting by reaffirming their support for the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.