DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:25 P.M.) – The Local Council of Azaz city of northern Aleppo has notified civilians that they must apply for the new ID cards, local activists reported.
“To the people of Azaz, we notify you of the need to obtain the new ID for all family members, including children”, the statement of the local Council read.
“No transaction in the departments, institutions, schools, courts and police stations shall be accepted without the new ID”, the statement warned.
The new ID cards has special code and linked to Turkey.
The step is seen as a new attempt by the Turkish regime to deepen its influence on the areas controlled by its proxy groups in northern Syria.
On July, the Local Council of al-Bab – an opposition-affiliated authority – has carried out a similar procedure, saying that it will be applied to all regions under the control of Turkish-backed rebel groups which are part of ‘Euphrates Shield Forces’.