SDF General Commander Mazloum Abdi: International and regional powers are not in favor renewed Turkish attacks

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — General Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mazloum Abdi announced that international and regional powers are not in favor of Turkey’s plans to restart its invasion of North and East Syria.

“If Turkey tries to attack again, this will not be easy,” he stated in a lengthy interview with Hawar News Agency.

Abdi indicated that the U.S. did not act according to its responsibilities in October 2019 when it stood back and allowed Turkey to invade the region.

“There should have been a serious stance of the U.S. and the U.S.-led International Coalition against the Turkish state,” said Abdi. “However, there has not been. They basically moved according to their interests in the region.”

The question remains if international powers, especially the U.S., will step in this time to prevent it.

The areas of North and East Syria have been witnessing continuous violations by the Turkish forces and the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA).

In September, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria released a 25-page report calling on Turkey to put an end to wide-spread war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by its proxy forces, the Syrian National Army (SNA), in the areas under its occupation.

According to the report, there is significant evidence that the Turkish-backed SNA has committed, and continue to commit torture, murder, displacement, rape, and the looting of property.