North and East Syria Autonomous Administration Defence Committee co-chair Zêdan El Asi has shared his views on the assault preparations against Iraqi Kurdistan and North and East Syria, warning against the possibility of an expanding war.
According to a Hawar News report, El Asi said Turkey has been hostile to the Autonomous Administration since the beginning of the Rojava (North East Syria) revolution and speculated that a new attack might occur. Noting a probable assault would mean a never-ending war, El Asi said an attempt to assault Sinjar would have dangerous consequences.
El Asi said, “The Turkish state may attempt to attack Dêrik. However, the attacks will not be limited to Dêrik. That war will spread across the border to Afrin (Efrîn). Turkey cannot attempt an assault against Dêrik and Sinjar unless the Iraqi government and the International Coalition approve”.
Referring to the the probable roles of Russia and the Damascus government, El Asi said, “We call on International Coalition Forces, and the Russian and Damascus governments, to act responsibly. Wherever the Turkish state attacks in North and East Syria, the International Coalition and Russia will be harmed. The Damascus government calls itself the legitimate defender of Syria and should fulfil its responsibility. A probable assault against North and East Syria has to be prevented”.
Defence Committee co-chair El Asi criticised the Syrian government and said, “If the Damascus government defends the territorial integrity of Syria, it must prevent attacks against Syria. If Russia and the Damascus government made an agreement on the removal of the Autonomous Administration as claimed, Syria will be harmed the most”.
Recalling Turkey’s defeat during its attacks against Ain Issa (Ayn İsa), El Asi said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would repel any future attacks.