Opposition council forces civilians to issue Turkish coded identities in northern Syria

Activists reported that the so-called “local council of the opposition” in A’zaz of the countryside of Aleppo in northern Syria has released a statement forcing residents to obtain new personal cards under penalty of punishment for those who failed to acquire it.

The Council published a generalization calling on citizens “all young and old to issue the new identity, to use it in all Government departments in the city.

The local council Al-Bab city had issued personal cards to the city’s residents in July, as a first experiment in the (Free Syrian Army) controlled-areas north of Aleppo.

The head of the media office in the local council Mahmoud Najjar said after the launch of the experiment that these cards are characterized by having a “special symbol and a system associated with civil affairs department in Turkey.