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Syria: Protesters rally against US, Turkish army presence in Qamishli countryside01:43

Syria: Protesters rally against US, Turkish army presence in Qamishli countryside

Syrian Arab Republic, Tal Sateh
September 24, 2020 at 22:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents of the Tal Sateh village in the Qamishli countryside gathered on Thursday to protest against the presence of US and Turkish forces in the country.

Hundreds of people could be seen marching up to a white tent, waving Syrian flags and holding placards against the US and Turkey, and denouncing the so-called Caesar Act.

"We the residents of Tal Seleh village and its surroundings, reject the partition of our land and the occupation. These plans, which aim at dividing our land, will be defeated just like earlier plans were. With the help of god and the unity of our army and its leadership, the political and the military one, our people will uphold the resistance," said one of the protesters.

"We support the popular resistance, and we are the popular resistance that will expel the American occupation and the Turkish occupation of the Muslim brothers and the zionist one and the American one. We will expel the occupation and they will leave, god willing, from our country, god willing," said another protester.

In June, the US enforced new sanctions on Syria under the Caesar Act, which is said to aim at increasing the pressure on the Syrian government to halt alleged attacks on civilians.

The act is set to punish anyone who provides support to, or deals with, the Syrian government or any of the entities it owns or controls.

The measures focus on three major sectors: the military, oil and gas, as well as reconstruction in the Syrian government-controlled areas. It also opens the door to sanctions on the Central Bank of Syria if the US Treasury finds it plays a role in money laundering.

Syria: Protesters rally against US, Turkish army presence in Qamishli countryside01:43
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Residents of the Tal Sateh village in the Qamishli countryside gathered on Thursday to protest against the presence of US and Turkish forces in the country.

Hundreds of people could be seen marching up to a white tent, waving Syrian flags and holding placards against the US and Turkey, and denouncing the so-called Caesar Act.

"We the residents of Tal Seleh village and its surroundings, reject the partition of our land and the occupation. These plans, which aim at dividing our land, will be defeated just like earlier plans were. With the help of god and the unity of our army and its leadership, the political and the military one, our people will uphold the resistance," said one of the protesters.

"We support the popular resistance, and we are the popular resistance that will expel the American occupation and the Turkish occupation of the Muslim brothers and the zionist one and the American one. We will expel the occupation and they will leave, god willing, from our country, god willing," said another protester.

In June, the US enforced new sanctions on Syria under the Caesar Act, which is said to aim at increasing the pressure on the Syrian government to halt alleged attacks on civilians.

The act is set to punish anyone who provides support to, or deals with, the Syrian government or any of the entities it owns or controls.

The measures focus on three major sectors: the military, oil and gas, as well as reconstruction in the Syrian government-controlled areas. It also opens the door to sanctions on the Central Bank of Syria if the US Treasury finds it plays a role in money laundering.

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