Northern Syrian Tribes Provide Backup for Army’s Anti-Terrorism Campaign
Tribesmen and elite members of the tribes in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo held a meeting in the village of Waridah al-Zaher East of the town of Abu al-Dhohour in Idlib province, declaring their support for the army.
They further welcomed liberation of hundreds of villages of and towns by the army in Abu al-Dhohour and also the return of civilians to their regions.
The tribal leaders, meantime, said that they will provide backup for the army until they root out terrorism and militancy across Syria.
The representative of the chief commander of the Syrian Armed Forces, who had participated in the meeting, underlined the army’s firm will to restore security to the entire regions in the country.
In a relevant development but in Southern Syria in Novembers 2017, a new pro-gov’t Army of Tribes was formed in Dara’a province to combat terrorist groups in Southern Syria.
The Arabic-language al-Hadath news quoted well-informed sources as saying that a new army had been formed under the name of Jeish al-Ashayer (Army of Tribes) in Dara’a province to fight against the threat of the terrorist groups.
Al-Hadath further said that the Army of Tribes would be under the command of the Syrian Presidential Guard deployed in the province.
In the meantime, 160 ex-militants, including a number of commanders, that had received government amnesty, applied to join the Army of Tribes in Dara’a.