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244 Arab youths graduate and join SDF ranks

KOBANI – The Martyr Faysal Abû Layla Academy has graduated 244 youths from Raqqa in its 7th training cycle where participants were provided with military training and political classes.

The ceremony marking the ending of the 20-day training cycle was attended by prominent leaders of Arab tribes from Raqqa and its surroundings, and commanders of the YPG/YPJ and SDF.

The ceremony began with a minute’s silence in memory of martyrs, followed by the speech of SDF commander Dilsoz Ehmed who affirmed the promise to struggle for the protection of the peoples living in the region.

Speaking after, Boshaban Tribe Sheikh Mihemed El-Refdî said the following: “We as the sheikhs of Arab tribes reiterate our promise to stand with these Raqqan youths who are joining the SDF ranks. We tell them to proceed on their way, and that we will be standing with them. This is the most right way to lead all the peoples to freedom.”

After the speeches, the new fighters attended the oath ceremony. The fighters promised that they would protect all the Syrian lands in the vows they made and that they would go after the path of martyrs.