Terrorism expert Munir Edib said that the main purpose of the Turkish state’s latest military attacks against the SDF is to resurrect ISIS and pave the way for it to create chaos in prisons and camps, reported Hawar News Agency.
Munir Edib spoke to Hawar News regarding the recent Turkish attacks against the Kurdish forces in north and east Syria and the possible resurgence of ISIS.
Edib said that the Turkish state has ties to extremist organisations, notably the Islamic State (ISIS), and added that Turkey’s relationship with the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ provided ideological sanctuary to other extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda and Al-Nusra Front.
The expert said that Turkey supports terror organisations both financially and economically, in regions such as Girê Spî.
Mentioning the danger posed by deliberately targeting prisons where ISIS members are held, and the notorious al-Hol internment Camp, Munir Edib said that Turkey’s attacks had a massive impact on terrorist organisations in the region. He went onto highlight that the purpose of Turkey’s attacks is to cause chaos.
“Having been established in June 2013, ISIS is a threat not only to the security of the Arab region or the Kurds, but also to the security of the whole world,” said Edib.
“The Turkish state insists on this operation primarily to take revenge on the world, states, and political Islam movements, using this extremist organisation,” he added. “The Turkish state also sees the existence of these organisations as a part of defending Turkey’s national security.”
Münir Edib also underlined the danger that, under Turkey’s operations, ISIS will visibly increase and once again become a global threat.
Earlier in September, the US Central Command announced the arrest of “dozens of ISIS operatives” in a special operation against ISIS sleeper cells in the al-Hol displaced persons camp, and the dissolution of a major facilitation network for the jihadist group.
Following a Turkish attack on the camp security forces, on 24 November, Farhad Shami, from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said that the internal security forces arrested six ISIS family members, including 3 women, who had taken the oppurtunity to flea the al-Hol camp.
The Internal Security Forces have arrested 6 members of ISIS families, including 3 women, who escaped earlier from the al-Hol camp following Turkish attack on the camp security forces. The exceptional security situation is now under control. https://t.co/0vQlQXf2ME
— Farhad Shami (@farhad_shami) November 23, 2022