The US Mission of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) sent out a holiday greeting to the people of the United States that featured an image of the Christmas Tree that was erected in Hasakah, North and East Syria. The greeting stated, “Shining a light in the darkest night, the Christmas Tree was lit in the town square in Hasakah, North and East Syria — a remarkable display of the religious freedom and diversity in our region. We’ll remain a beacon of hope for democracy in the Middle East.”