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Syria, the SDF freeze the anti-ISIS offensive at Deir Ezzor because of Turkey

The SDF announced that they had frozen the offensive against Isis at Deir Ezzor. Guilt of Turkey, which attacks villages in Syria. Erdogan at the Istanbul summit had issued different statements

The SDF at Deir Ezzor temporarily freeze the offensive to expel Isis from areas taken during the last sandstorm in Deir Ezzor. It was announced by the Kurdish leaders of Operation Round Up (Jazeera Storm), underlining that it is Turkey’s fault. The Ankara militaries, in fact, carried out surprise attacks against some villages in northern Syria and the Tel Ebyad crossing, causing deaths and injuries. This, despite President Recep Tayyp Erdogan made different statements at the end of the summit in Istanbul with the heads of state of Russia, France and Germany. The SDF consider these attacks as “a direct support provided by Turkey to the Islamic State, so much so that they began simultaneously with the Daesh attacks in the Hajin area,” said a statement in the General Command of Syrian Democratic Forces.

Kurdish forces are calling for help from the international community and the Coalition: Condemn Ankara and stop its attacks. They guarantee support and survival to the Islamic State in Deir Ezzor

“We inform the world that the Turkish attacks to the north and those of Isis in the south have forced us to temporarily suspend operations against the last pockets of resistance of the Islamic State – continues the press release of the SDF -. The continuation of the Ankara attacks in our area will stop the battle against Daesh for a long time and that is what Turkey is asking for. We will reject any external aggression, including attacks on the Turkish state that are aimed at destroying stability and peace in the region – added Kurdish fighters -. We call on the international community to condemn the provocations in the safe areas of Syria and our International Coalition partners to take a clear stance, as well as to prevent Ankara from striking again in the region, which guarantees more chances of support and survival for Daesh”.

Although the offensive has been frozen, the SDF maintain the pressure on Daesh in Hajin. Furthermore, the Iraqi forces attack the jihadists in Baghuz

Even if the SDF temporarily suspended the offensive against Isis to Deir Ezzor, recalling part of the incoming reinforcements to the north, they continue to keep high pressure on the jihadists. In recent hours, Jazeera Storm launched a series of attacks against the Islamic State in Hajin with artillery and heavy weapons. In addition, the bombing of the Daesh posts in Syria continues from Iraq. From the ISF fighters and from the Shiite militia Hashd-Al-Shaabi (People’s Mobilization Force, PMF) in the south of Baghuz. These, moreover, announced that they have killed two IS leaders, responsible for assaults on the Arab-Kurdish forces.

The SDF press release

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