Zeidan al-'Asi, co-chair of the Defence Body of North and Eastern Syria, commented in an interview conducted by ANHA's on the news circulated regarding Turkish moves to launch attacks on Derik in North Eastern Syria and the Shengal Province in Southern Kurdistan.
Al-'Asi said that attacks carried out by Turkey on North Eastern Syria have never relented from the onset of the Syrian Revolution, and that such attacks were increased after the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria came into life.
Al-'Asi noted that they do not rule out a Turkish onslaught into the region, saying:'' we do not rule out a Turkish onslaught against the region, as that means if carried out an open and endless war entailing destructive outcomes on Syria and the region at large'', and that '' considering by Turkey of an attack against the city of Derik in far eastern country and into Shengal is merely a grave matter'', indicating that any Turkish onslaught against the region would entail a catastrophe, and that won't be excluded to Derik alone, rather an open one across the border from Derik to Afrin.
Al-'Asi note that the attacks on Derik if carried out would be given admittance by the Iraqi Forces and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, saying:'' this could never take place without the okay of the Iraqi Forces to gain access to the area, without disregarding presence of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, in Derik''.
Al-'Asi pointed out to the role played by the Russian Forces and the Syrian Government ones regarding the onslaught if put into practise, calling on the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Russian Forces and the Syrian Government to bear responsibility, and to stand up to any Turkish onslaught, saying:'' any attack against Derik or any other place if carried out, there are guarantors, that is the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and the Russian Forces, as well as Syrian Government Forces that allege to be the legitimate force to give protection to the country, averting an attack is the responsibility that involves all these powers''.,
''If the Syrian Government claims to observe the integral unity of Syrian soil, it ought to stand up to any attack'', Al-'Asi wondered, adding :'' but, in case of an accord by the Syrian Government with Russia and Turkey to subvert the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, this would ensue destructive outcomes in Syria as a whole and would muddle up the Syrian unity''.
Al-'Asi concluded by hinting to the Turkish attacks carried out against Ain Issa, ''up to date all attempts by Turkey have fallen on the ground, it have never advanced into the town'', giving assurances that '' we in the military forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, we give allegiance to our people that any Turkish onslaught into the region won't be a journey, if crossed into north eastern Syria.