” This agreement provides the opportunity to liberate the rest of the Syrian territories and cities occupied by the Turkish army as Afrin and other Syrian cities and towns.
Attacks by Turkish occupation forces and mercenaries on the north of Syria continue, in the light of committing massacres against civilians, as happened on Sunday afternoon, where a civilian convoy was located inside the city of Serekaniye where 11 people martyred, including our correspondent Saad Ahmed.
After this aggression, which is still ongoing and for the protection of civilians’ peace, the DDA issued a written statement to the public, calling on government forces to protect the border and confront the Turkish occupation with the SDF.
The text read:
The Autonomous Administration of northern and eastern Syria, through its military forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces, formed from all the Syrian components in the autonomous regions, fought terrorism starting in Kobani city in 2014 and then continued the liberation battles against this terrorist organization in the north and east of Syria and liberated Manbij west of the Euphrates, Tal Abyad and then Tabqa reaching ISIS alleged capital Raqqa and then to Deir Ezzor and declared victory over this organization after five years of fighting in March 23, 2019 in the last pockets east of Deir Ezzor. This liberated geographic area is equivalent to one third of Syria’s area. SDF have offered 11 thousand martyrs and 24 thousand injured, including permanent disabilities.
This was a high price to liberate the Syrians and all the components of the oppression and brutality of these terrorist organizations and to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria.
Our political project in northern and eastern Syria did not call for division, but we have been calling for dialogue and resolving the Syrian crisis peacefully. Today, they are invading Syrian territory liberated by the SDF with the blood of their children.
In the past five days, the most heinous crimes against unarmed civilians have been committed. The SDF has responded with bravely and courageously. It has the duty to protect the country’s borders and preserve Syrian sovereignty so that the Syrian army can enter and deploy along the Syrian-Turkish border to support the SDF to repel this aggression and liberate the areas that the Turkish army and its mercenaries hired. This opens the door for liberating the rest of the Syrian territories and cities occupied by the Turkish army as Afrin and other Syrian cities and towns.
Therefore, we call on all our people and all components in northern and eastern Syria, especially the border areas, that this deployment came through coordination and compatibility with the Autonomous Administration of northern and eastern Syria and the Syrian Democratic Forces.