The Istanbul bombing is a pretext to justify Turkey’s attack.” The SDF vows to respond
After the Turkish attacks that hit several areas in northern Iraq and Syria, and the warnings from the Syrian Democratic Forces of a major disaster awaiting the population and civilians, the Autonomous Administration of the North and East of the country announced that the bombing in Istanbul just a pretext for justification Turkish attacks.
It added in a statement published on its official website on Sunday that Turkey had indiscriminately bombed the center of the city of Ain al-Arab (Kobani) and all regions of northern and eastern Syria with warplanes. It appealed to the international community and the guarantor states to assume their responsibility to stop this “aggression andAll the “inhuman practices” of Turkeyby her facial expression.
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the city of Hasakah (France Press archives)
“Search for arguments”
She said that Ankara “is looking for arguments and accusations that the Turkish interior imagines conducting aggressive military operations abroad to try to blame those parties for the failure of its policies.” His latest argument, which followed the terrorist attack in the city of Istanbul, is just a pretext to justify this aggression against our regions and as revenge for the elimination of ISIS and terrorism.”
At the same time, the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pledged to “react effectively and effectively at the right time and place,” while emphasizing that these attacks “target not only the Kurdish people, but all components of northern and eastern Syria.” , it said in a statement.
A spokesman for the armed forces known as “Qasd” announced the deaths of 11 civilians, including a journalist, in the Turkish attacks carried out on Saturday night.
Earlier today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights pointed out that “9 Syrian Democratic Forces and 6 regime troops were killed” in Turkish attacks targeting Kurdish sites equally in northern Syria and Iraq.
From the city of Ain al-Arab (archive)
The Syrian Defense Ministry, which is loyal to the regime, announced the murder of several soldiers in the countryside of Aleppo and Al-Hasakah.
More than 25 operations
While the Counter-Terrorism Service in Iraqi Kurdistan confirmed that Turkey had carried out more than 25 airstrikes on the headquarters and locations of the People’s Defense Units and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, it announced the killing and wounding of 32 militants from the Kurdish units.
This comes after Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar stressed that the aim of the military strikes in northern Syria was “to ensure the security of the Turks and to respond to any attack on their country” and vowed to continue to hold accountable those who aimed at security in Turkey.
He also stressed that the operation “only targets terrorists and their hiding places during Operation Claw of the Sword” in northern Iraq and Syria.
Bomb attack on Istanbul
Ankara had previously also vowed that the “PKK” would pay the price for the bombing that took place on Istiklal Street in Istanbul on the 13th of this month, leaving 6 dead, including two children, and around 81 wounded.
The Turkish authorities also announced the arrest of dozens of people, led by the placement of the bomb on the famous Istiklal Street, photos of which were broadcast a few days ago, announcing that their name Ahlam al-Bashir, a Syrian national, was, and confirmed that all the details had stood.
It is noteworthy that Turkish forces had so far carried out three incursions into northern Syria against the Kurdish People’s Defense Units and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
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