In line with the third annual anniversary of the offensive by Turkish Occupation Forces and the affiliated mercenary groups on Afrin, a written statement was released by the Afrin Liberation Forces, the HRE, in which it pledged to increase military operations against the Turkish Occupation Forces.
The statement indicated at the breaches and crimes perpetrated by the Turkish Occupation Forces and the affiliated mercenary groups in three years of occupation, in addition to bids on the ground of the demographic change and exterminating history of the region, paying tribute to the resistance performed by the Afrinian people that were obliged to remain in Afrin, and undergo daily breaches and crimes, as well as those resolute people in or those were enforced to flee to Shahba Canton.
The statement reads:'' we, as Afrin Liberation Forces, the HRE, as Afrinians, we view the stance adopted by our people as an order and a guidance, of which and martyrs we emanate morals, the resistance that was commenced from the very first day of the Turkish Occupation would go on in the new year, as firm strikes would be unleashed on occupiers, though we haven’t yet declared liberation to people and martyrs, but occupiers were inflicted with heavy strikes as military operations never stopped.
In these operations, more than 400 operations were carried out in which more than 900 occupiers were killed, as an equivalent number injured, in addition to destroying tens of convoys and ammunition''.
''on behalf of the Afrin Liberation Forces, we call on our people in villages and districts of Afrin and Shahba, as well as those left outside, to bear their responsibility for the sake of the liberation of Afrin, we call on our youths to join the Afrin Liberation Forces, as in the new year we will stand up to occupiers more firmly to liberate our people in villages and districts of Afrin from the barbarity and repression of the Turkish State and it's mercenaries''.
'' occupiers must bear in mind that our military operations would increase in the new year, as we are ready to sacrifice dearly for the aim to be met, though the whole world preserves silence in regard to unprecedented crimes and inhuman practises carried out by the occupation, but our morals remain high that we emanate from peoples' resistance and memory of our martyrs that are the way to attend victory''.