Late on October 16, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) dropped leaflets over the Turkish-occupied Syrian towns of Marea and Azaz warning Turkish-backed militants against launching any attack in the northern Aleppo countryside.
— كليك Click (@Click_Syria) October 16, 2021
While the leaflets were dropped by Russian warplanes, they were in fact issued by the General Command of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
“You terrorists fight for a small bunch of money while your leaders are dismantling factories and plants and selling them to Erdogan’s brokers, looting the companies and institutions which were built by the locals of the northern [Aleppo] countryside, cutting the trees that they [the locals] paid for fro with their sweat and the food of their children … Wake up for the sake of your people and country … And know that Aleppo Al Shahba will stay [in the hands] of its honorable people,” one of the leaflets reads.
A day earlier, the Turkish military dropped leaflets over the Kurdish-held town of Tell Rifaat, where the SAA and Russian Forces are present, warning the locals of a near operation against the People’s Protection Units and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. More leaflets with similar threats were dropped later on the village of Minaq.
مناشير ألقتها طائرات تركية فوق مدينة منغ في ريف حلب الشمالي. pic.twitter.com/7gsdsZHX8i
— همام عيسى (@humam_isa) October 16, 2021
According to a recent report by Reuters, the Turkish military and intelligence are preparing to take military action in the northern countryside of Aleppo, if diplomatic efforts fail to convince Kurdish forces to leave the region.
The leaflets dropped by the VKS indicate that the SAA and Russian forces will not tolerate any Turkish-led attack on Kurdish forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
Ankara is not only refusing to pull its troops out from the terrorist-infested region of Greater Idlib, but also attempting to expand its influence in other parts of Syria.