The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander Ciwan Aydın shared the recent developments from around the town of Ain Issa in northern Syria, where Turkey has mobilised more forces against the town.
Ciwan Aydın, a commander of the SDF, a Kurdish-led multi-ethnic force formed in 2015 in the war against ISIS in Syria, shared the information that the SDF forced has repelled Turkish-backed armed groups from attacks on Ain Issa, who have been shelling the town despite a call by Russia to cease its bombardments of the region.
“We have never taken a step back from self-defence”
“The ones who were claiming that we were going to lose have seen that we have never taken a step back from the self-defence. Dozens of invaders have been killed leaving many of their casualities on the M4 highway,” SDF’s Aydın said.
Aydın also said that the shelling targeting the M4 road and the Ain Issa countryside has been mostly repelled whilst the resistance of the SDF forces continue. The M4 highway was closed after Turkish-backed groups continued to attack Ain Issa.
The SDF Commander also added that the agreement signed with Russia and Damascus has not been really effective stopping Turkish attacks.
In early December 2020, Russia, the SDF, and the Syrian government reached an agreement to create three observation points in the north of Ain Issa to prevent further attacks from Turkey, yet Turkey have continued to mobilise more forces in Ain Issa since November 2020.