Military assaults of Turkey and Turkish-backed mercenaries on North East Syria continue. Ongoing attacks have been targeting Ain Issa (Eyn İsa). As Russia remains silent about the assaults, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resists in accordance with a policy of legitimate self defense.
Assyrian Army Council spokesperson Aram Hena commented on Russia’s silence and Turkey’s attacks. Aram said Ain Issa was subjected to assaults due to its strategic location. Stating that Ain Issa was on a point that interconnected Cizre and Euphrates regions, spokesperson Hena said, “ Attacks against Til Temir and Ain Issa are related to Turkey’s interests. Those attacks show that Turkey does not respect international law. Russia observes the attacks because it has given permission to Turkey.”
Unity will raise resistance
Calling on the people of the region, Hena said, “Non-governmental organisations, tribal leaders and religious scholars should talk about the resistance culture to people. Ensuring the unity of peoples will raise the resistance. Security of the people living in the region is also possible by ensuring unity. There is a word we gave our people and martyrs. We will resist to the end to protect our achievements and lands.
Attacks on Ain Issa
The assaults began on 18 December when Turkish-backed armed groups attacked the village of Mişêrifê in northeastern Syria.
The Turkish state and its affiliated armed groups also attacked the Toxar village in the northeast of Manbij.
The attack, which started in the evening, was defended by Manbij Military Council fighters, while the attacks continued into the morning.
Turkey also continue to set up new military observation points in the area. The Turkish army started to build military posts at certain points on the M4 international highway to the south of Idlib controlled by members of these supported gangs who are close to them.
Currently, the Turkish state has 70 military posts north of Idlib and Latakia, 23 of them are south of the M4 international highway.