The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces issued a written statement to the public regarding the attacks on Hawd al-Khabour, where there are Assyrian Syriac villages, attacked by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries of Jabhat Al-Nusra and ISIS.
The text read:
The SDF is continuing its legitimate defense operations to counter ongoing attacks by the Turkish invasion army and its jihadist factions in the eastern and southern regions of Serêkaniyê /Ras al-Ain, especially in al-Khabour area in the Assyrian Syriac villages surrounding the town of Tel Tamr.
In accordance with the requirements of the current phase and in order to protect al- Khabour area of Assyrian Syriac privacy, and at the request of the Syrian Military Council's forces in the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Syriac Military Council and Assyrian forces will be deployed and will undertake the security and military responsibility for al-Khabour area. Therefore, the Syriac Military Council's forces will be deployed throughout the front lines