NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Amid the Turkish threats to launch a large-scale military operation in North and East Syria, an agreement between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian regime has been struck to repel any Turkish invasion.
In an interview with Sputnik, SDF spokesperson Aram Hanna stated that, “Qualitative weapons, artillery, tanks, and armored vehicles were sent by the Syrian leadership to enhance our defensive capabilities along the west of North and East Syria from Ayn Issa to Kobane.
These reinforcements will support the SDF defensive position to deter the Turkish forces and their Syrian National Army (SNA) proxies.
Hanna pointed out that it is possible to reinforce the border strip and line of contact in a way that guarantees raising the SDF’s defense capacity through the introduction of heavy and more advanced weapons.
He also stated that the SDF is taking additional defensive measures that include the deployment of specialized units.
Hanna confirmed that the SDF are committed to the ceasefire agreements that are supposed to be enforced by Russian and International Coalition forces. However, the agreements have not been adequately enforced and Turkey has continuously bombed areas across North and East Syria.
Hanna noted that the military agreements with the Syrian regime will reflect positively on all levels, with the common willingness to achieve a national political solution, which should not include reconciliations but should rather be based on national foundations and Syrian national pluralism.