NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — In light of the recent escalation of Turkish attacks on the regions of North and East Syria, spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of North and East Syria Aram Hanna stated that, “The continuation of violations on our areas, from Shahba to Abu Rasayn (Zarkan) and Tel Tamer, embodies the Turkish occupation’s willingness to indiscriminately target civilians and prevent the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) and the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) to obtain official recognition.”
Hanna added that the SDF, through their military formations and councils, will continue in their duty to protect the people of North and East Syria so they can live in freedom and dignity.
Hanna called on our people to stay away from the false news circulated on social media by hostile parties, which is aimed at creating a state of chaos and insecurity.
He affirmed the SDF’s support for the resistance of the Syriac Military Council (Mawtbo Fulḥoyo Suryoyo, MFS) and the Tel Tamer Military Council (TTMC), which recently had to respond to sources of artillery fire to deter the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA).
The MFS and TTMC response to the attacks of the Turkish occupation forces is legitimate self-defense right as stipulated in all international conventions and treaties, exclaimed Hanna.
He reiterated that the SDF will not be tolerant regarding the continuation of the attacks and have the capability and competence to confront all dangers facing North and East Syria.
Hanna offered his deepest condolences to the SDF, our people and the General Command of the People’s and Women’s Protection Units, on the martyrdom of their leaders, stressing they will continue in the footsteps of their martyrs’ and liberate the occupied areas, including Cafrin (Afrin) and Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn), no matter how long it takes.