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121 Syrian Organizations Condemn Repeated Hostilities in Northern Syria and Demand that the Security Council Immediately Intervene to End the Violence

The UN, Security Council, and EU must address increasing instability and prevent new military operations in Northern Syria

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Frequent military threats and hostilities across northern Syria continue to wreak havoc on the region, which is home to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled other afflicted Syrian areas.

Hostilities in the region have hiked since early August 2022. Cities, towns, and villages in northern Syria witnessed dozens of attacks, with mortar shells, rockets, aircraft, and drones. Turkey has perpetrated the majority of these attacks.

In July 2022 alone, hostilities killed and injured 31 persons in Tall Tamr, Ayn Issa, Abu Rasin/Zarkan, Ayn al-Arab/Kobanî, Tall Rifaat, and more. These towns and villages were bombarded 75 times at least, with the attacks launched from areas where the Turkish military and their affiliated armed factions are stationed.

Since early 2022, hundreds of military attacks were documented along the frontlines in northern Syria. The attacks killed and injured dozens of civilians in the areas separating the territories held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Turkish military, and armed opposition groups.

Notably, the ongoing hostilities have not deterred Turkey from forcibly returning thousands of Syrian refugees in its territories.

According to official figures issued by Syria-Turkey border crossings, mainly those at Bab al-Hawa, Bab al-Salameh, and Tal Abyad, Turkey has deported approximately 11,000 Syrian refugees since early 2022, ignoring UN statements that Syria remains unsafe.

Previous military offensives in the region had catastrophic impacts on the area and its people, displacing tens of thousands and leading to numerous human rights violations which have been extensively documented by international organizations and independent UN bodies. Considering this precedent, as well as the worsening situation, the undersigned organizations express their deep concern with the repeated threats of a new military operation in northern Syria and demand that:

UN and Security Council Member States

  1. Establish a ceasefire across Syria, ensure that no party shall violate the ceasefire, and prevent any prospective military offensives in northern Syria that are likely to undermine stability in the region.
  2. Exert pressure to end the forced returns perpetrated against Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and other countries, act to ensure the voluntary, safe, and dignified return of refugees to their original places of residence, and repudiate plans of demographic change across Syria.



  1. Adil Center for Human Rights.
  3. Ajyal Development Organization
  4. Al Aseel Association for Development
  5. Al hayat organization
  6. Al Raja Organization for Relief and Development
  7. Al Saraj Charity Association
  8. ALAHD
  9. Al-Diyar Society
  10. Allied For Peace
  11. Alnawars
  12. Amal al-Furat Organization
  13. Analysis and Strategic Studies Organization(ASO)
  14. Aras Charity
  15. Areej for Development
  16. ASHNA for Development
  17. Association for Restore Hope
  18. Ataa Al-Baghouz Organization
  19. Basha’r al-Khair Organization
  20. Better Hope for Al-Tabqa
  21. Better Life Organization
  22. Bridges of Love
  23. Building Path
  24. Center for Defense of Liberties
  25. Centre for research and protection of women’s rights in Syria
  26. Charity Hajeen
  27. Community Solidarity Organaization
  28. CPDA – for Peace and Dialogue
  30. Daey Alamal
  31. DAN for Relief and Development
  32. Demos
  33. Development Seeds Center
  34. Development Without Borders
  35. Dijla Organization for Development and Environment
  36. DOZ e.V.
  38. Enlil Center
  39. Enmaa Alfourat Organization
  40. Eternity
  41. NGO
  42. European and American Solidarity Committee for Afrin – Espoir Afrin.
  43. Fajr
  44. Forerunner 4 Empowerment and Development
  45. Future Hands Organization
  46. Future Makers Team
  47. Future Visions of Development
  48. Ghaith Development Organization
  49. Green Trees Association
  50. Green Women’s Association
  51. Hajin Technicians Organization
  52. HDF humanitarian
  53. Hevdesti-Synergy Association for Victims
  54. Hevy for relief and development
  55. Hope Makers
  56. House of Citizenship Organisation
  57. Intensive Care Association
  58. IWAA
  59. Jasmine Association
  60. Jian Charitable Society
  61. Jiyan Foundation For Human rights
  62. Jsor al-Amal
  63. Khonaf Association
  64. Khutwa Association
  65. Kobani for Relief and Development
  66. Koma Ava Kirina Afrine
  67. Kurdisch legal Committee
  68. Kurdish International Communittee for Human Rights
  69. Lights for Development and Construction
  70. Manara Organization
  71. Mary for culcher arts
  72. Mitan Center for the Revival of Civil Society
  73. Modem Organization
  74. MRFS – Medical Relief for Syria
  75. Nabd Team
  76. Nawat
  77. Noon for development and support of women and children
  78. Okaz
  79. Peace and civil society center /PCSC
  82. Peyam Association for Orfans Care
  83. Qadar Organization
  85. Raqqa is our country
  86. Ras al-Ayn/Serê Kaniyê Platform
  87. Reng for development
  88. RojHilat for Relief and Development
  89. Rose for support and empowerment
  90. Sara Organization to Combat Violence Against Woman
  91. Save the Generations
  92. SCSD
  93. Sêl Organization
  94. Share for Community Development
  95. Shawshak Association for Women
  96. Shelan for relife and development
  97. Shorouk Organization for Development
  98. Sighted Hands Organization
  99. Society for Threatened Peoples – Germany
  100. Sphere Organization
  101. Stability Support Center
  102. Swaedna Organization for Relief and Devlopment
  103. Syria Help Organization
  104. Syriac Cross Organization for Relief and Development
  105. Syrian observatory for human rights
  106. Syrians for Truth and Justice – STJ
  107. Taa marbouta
  108. Tel-Abyed Forum for civil society
  109. TEVIN Association
  110. The civil Cooperation Team Organization
  111. The Four Seasons
  112. The National Organization for Human Rights in Syria
  113. The Syrian Women’s Political Movement
  114. Together for Dirr Ezzor
  115. VDC-NSY
  116. Vision Organization
  117. Weqaya Association
  118. Wheat & Olive Platform
  119. Women for peace
  120. Zameen for Development and Peacebulding.
  121. Zirak for development (Smart Center).

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