BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The leader of a large Arab tribe in the Al-Raqqa Governorate has called on the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his nation’s armed forces to retake the provincial capital and northern Syria from the “US and Turkish occupiers.”

In a new video, the leader of the Abu Jaber Tribe, Sheikh Fayiq ‘Aayiq Al-Deif, delivered a speech that called on the Syrian state to retake Al-Raqqa from the ‘occupiers’, a reference to the U.S. and Turkish forces in Syria.

“We call on his eminence Bashar Al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, to urgently interject in Al-Raqqa to expel the U.S. and Turkish occupiers,” the Arab tribal leader said.

“Long live Syria and long live its army and long its leader President Bashar Hafezh Al-Assad and long live the Syrian people,” he added.

The Abu Jaber Tribe has been loyal to the Syrian government, often sending members of their clan to help the Syrian Arab Army in their battles against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in northern Syria.

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Nur Muhd

hope the tribe leader will amass his people to fight too and not just depending on the saa only to get rid of the illegal zio occupiers

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Raqqa is not occupied by foreigners : SDF are SYRIANS who took arms to fight shitlamists after SAA let them down!
This tribe leader is a total moron, so are those seeing “zio occupiers” there.
There are a few hundred Yankees and others helping for training, counselling and logistics and a few SOFs participating fights while the biggest of the job is done by about 30-40k Syrians, mostly Kurds.
As Einstein, I know 2 infinite things : the universe and human stupidity, but I’m not sure the universe is infinite…

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Karel Vd Geest

In fact, many tribal fighter that first joined SAA went over to SDF because they, ill trained, ill armed, were attacked by IS, slaughtered in large numbers without any aid by SAA and fled to SDF held area. Now these same people are armed, trained, equipped and fight together with SDF in Hajin region. They fight and bleed for freedom and autonomy. They will not heed a former leader that is paid by a corrupt regime that does not care for them. More and more arab females join the YPG, RSM and local authorities. They now have arms, training and… Read more »

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Karel Vd Geest

Seems some readers here have problems with facts that even have been reported on biased sites like right here and southfront.

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Karel Vd Geest

Googled the man. He does not exist on google, nor this tribe, other than in the two reports on this so called speech. Imo this makes it a fake report. Shame on AMN.