The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces issued a written statement to the public regarding the latest developments in northern and eastern Syria, and published it on the official website of its forces.
"Despite our efforts to avoid any military escalation with Turkey, the flexibility we have shown to move forward with the establishment of the border security mechanism, and the fulfillment of all our obligations in this regard, the US forces did not fulfill their obligations and withdrew their forces from the territories bordering with Turkey, Turkey is now preparing for an invasion of northern and eastern Syria. “the General Command said
This Turkish military operation in northern and eastern Syria will have a major negative impact on our war on ISIS and will destroy all the stability achieved during the past years.
We in the SDF will not hesitate for a moment to defend ourselves, and we call on our people of all components: Arabs, Kurds, Syrians and Assyrians to join forces and stand with their legitimate forces to defend our country against this Turkish aggression.