Farhad Shami: SDF has not carried out any action, but Turkey's attacks will not go unanswered

Farhad Shami refutes claims made by the Turkish occupation state that the SDF has attacked them and stated that with the halt of joint patrols between Russia and the Turkish occupation state, the plans of those attacks have been exposed. Shami said: “The Turkish occupation state has been preparing itself for an attack for a whole week.”

The attacks by the Turkish occupation state against the regions of North and East Syria with artillery and armed UAV`s have recently increased. Since this morning, the Turkish occupation army has been carrying out indiscriminate shelling agaisnt the city and countryside of Kobane, villages in Dirbesiye district, Tel Tamir and Zirgan in Hassakeh canton, Qamishlo canton`s Amude district and villages in occupied Afrin canton`s Sherawa district. The shelling which has been ongoing since this morning has resulted in people being martyred and injured.

Farhad Shami, the head of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Press Office, spoke to our news agency regarding those indiscriminate attacks and the accusations made by the Turkish occupation state that the SDF has attacked them. Shami stated that the presense of the Damascus government in the places subjected to shelling has not prevented the attacks carried out by the Turkish occupation state.

`THEY HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR AN ATTACK FOR A WEEK`

Farhad Shami stated that the Turkish occupation state has been preparing itself for an attack against the regions of North and East Syria for a whole week and said: “Especially along the border line such as Kobane, Shahba etc. They have been making movements. We had an observation that the Turkish state wants to carry out at least one attack. They were making preparations for an attack with howitzers, tanks and artillery. And it goes without saying that they have halted their patrols with the Russians for the last 15 days. It was made obvious that they wanted to carry out an attack. Simultaneously, the media and press of the occupation have been present along the border line. It is as if they wanted to create an agenda regarding fleeing people.”

`THE ATTACK WILL NOT GO BY UNANSWERED`

Shami confirmed that their forces will not remain silent towards those attacks and said: “We have previously stated that absolutely no attacks by the Turkish occupation state will go by unanswered. Especially, sivilian locations such as the hospital and the people`s homes are being directly targeted. One of their goals is to force the civilians to migrate. Due to this, we call on our people to stay put and stay furious against the occupation. One hundred percent, this attack will be retaliated in the framework of legitimate self defense.”

`THEIR ACCUSATIONS ARE LIES, THE SDF ARE NOT PRESENT IN THOSE PLACES`

Shami continued by refuting the accusations made by the Turkish occupation state which says that the SDF has attacked them and said: “This information spread by the Turkish occupation state`s media that the SDF has attacked them are all lies. They are provocations carried out by the MIT. The SDF has not carried out any actions and the SDF are not present in the regions which are being described.”

THE APPROACH OF RUSSIA AND THE DAMSCUS GOVERNMENT

Farhad Shami also drew attention to the presense of forces from Russia and the Damascus government in the targeted areas and added: “Ther regions which have been targeted, such as western Kobane, has the presense of sever Russian observation posts. Russia`s silence is ofcourse motivating the Turkish state. Rusia must take a firm stance. The presense of the Damascus government in the areas subjected to shelling has not prevented the attacks by the Turkish state. It is doubtful whether the government of Damascus will decide to respond to these attacks. This attack comes at a time when the Turkish occupation state has announced that their intelligence service has held meetings with the Damascus government. This raises doubts and questions.

ANHA


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