Syrian Democratic Forces committed to protect historical sites

SDF officials met the Autonomous Administration’s Culture and Arts Committee and took decisions to preserve historical sites in the region.

The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) held a meeting to protect historical sites in Northern and Eastern Syria and to discuss ways of coordination between the defense forces and the Northern and Eastern Syria Environment Committee. In addition to SDF and Internal Security Forces commanders, representatives of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria Culture and Arts Committee attended the meeting.

At the meeting, the Directorate of Environmental Protection addressed the obstacles to protect the historical sites.

The importance of coordination with the Internal Security Forces, Military Police and military forces was also emphasized to protect the historical sites.

The following decisions were made at the meeting:

“SDF's commitment to military perspectives regarding the protection of cultural assets, published on 12 October 2020.

Compliance with international agreements previously enacted on environmental protection and the Law No.4 of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria dated 2019.

Increasing the cooperation between the Environmental Protection Directorate and security forces.”