The SDF in Deir Ezzor freezed the war against the Islamic State and move in Afrin to fight the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF)
The SDF in Deir Ezzor freezed the war against the Islamic State and move in the north-west of the country to fight the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) in Afrin. They announced in a press release. “We, the revolutionary factions operating within Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) under the umbrella of International Coalition against terrorism, remorsefully decided to move our forces, who are in trenches against ISIS, from east of Euphrates to the frontlines in Afrin against the Turkish invasion, after fighting Daesh long the past three years in Hasaka, Raqqa and Dair Ezzor and the great sacrifices by our forces – it stated -. We would not take this decision if it had not been for the international silence towards the Turkish aggression and the actual pressure on Erdogan’s government to turn off flirting inside our Syrian borders under the pretext of its national security”.
The Kurdish forces: Suspicious silence and unjustified absence by the international community towards what is done by the Turkish government of Erdogan
The decision by kurds led forces is born “after more than forty-six days of the Turkish treacherous aggression on our people in north of Syria and specially in Afrin and its countryside, and after the increase in the Turkish brutal air and land bombardment causing dozens of civilian innocent victims, in addition to crowding thousands of Syrian fighters of Euphrates Shield factions, who are driven and supervised by the Turkish intelligence”. And “in the midst of this growing military mobilization and heavy shelling and airstrikes on Afrin and its countryside”. So, “due to this difficult military situation and the suspicious silence and unjustified absence by the international community towards what is done by the Turkish government of Erdogan so far”, SDF decided to freeze war against Islamic State and go in Afrin to defend people against Olive Branch operation.
The SDF: Ankara aggression in north-west of Syria reactivated Islamic State and al-Qaeda terrorists
The SDF “call on the whole world and awaken all of the governments in the free world that the aggression of Erdogan’s government on north- west of Syria reactivated Islamic State terrorists after almost breathe their last by brave fighters of SDF. As the Turkish intelligence has directed the terrorist factions of al-Qaeda ( Al-Nusra front) in Idlib to eradicate the remaining Syrian revolution factions and to make Idlib and the western countryside of Aleppo a place for Al- Nusra terrorists as well as to revitalize divilish spirit of terrorism by ISIS in west of Syria as happened in east of Syria. Gentlemen in all parts of the world, we as SDF were source of admiration to the world because of our deeds in the past three years by eradicating the so- called Daesh capital in Raqqa, through the sacrifices of our hero fighters”.
We’ll fight Olive Branch to protect Afrin, a sample of democratic free Syria
“We call the international community and tell them that we are among to difficult options – stated the SDF -. The motionless of the international community to the Turkish aggression on Afrin and its peaceful people, pushes us to take the decision of shifting our forces who fight the terrorism from east of Syria to west of Syria to face the Turkish terrorism because Afrin is a sample of democratic free Syria. Afrin which is the symbol of coexistance between the Syrian various ethnic communities, is facing today brutal massacres due to the Turkish lascivious expansion and the illogical justifications. After 46 days of the Turkish aggression, we decided to head there to defend her and protect our people there after the inability of the international community to stop the aggression”.
To the Syrian who fight for Turkey: Olive Branch is a symbol for the peace and not of war. Come to unify our efforts and work together
“We also call the Syrians who are taking part in Olive Branch aggression and are recruited by the Turkish intelligence to fight us to stop fighting the other Syrians – the kurdish forces explain -. Olive Branch is a symbol for the peace and not of war. So you Syrians who are participating in Olive Branch , Syria is our homeland. Come to unify our efforts and work together. It is shame for a Syrian to kill his brother for the sake of Turkish agendas. It is shameful for us to raise our weapons against each other. Why you become fuel for the war against your people? Why do you follow the Turkish state that has been issuing false statements and drawing red lines since 7 years?”.
Now, at least for the foreseeable future, operazion Cizire Storm against Islamic State in Deir Ezzor will be freezed
“Syria will be for the Syrians – the SDF concluded -; so we still give our hand for peace and in the other hand we hold weapon to defend ourselves against any aggression. Syria is for the Syrians and our goal is to build a free home and eradicate the terrorism”. At the moment there are no clues about the next future of Cizire Storm campaign in Deir Ezzor against Islamic State. Almost certainly the kurd forces will mantain garrisons in cities captured from Daesh. As Syrian Army (SAA) is doing in south area near Abu Kamal (Al Bukamal). But there’s no clue about the future of the offensive against Isis, especially in Hajin. In all likelihood it will be freezed for some time. It depends on what will happen in Afrin.