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Kurds: Al-Nusra Terrorists Fight at Side of Turkey in Syria

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According to a Syrian Kurdish representative, supporters of other radical groups fight at the Turkish side and participate in the attack on the Syrian city of Jarabulus.

Kurds: Al-Nusra Terrorists Fight at Side of Turkey in Syria

Photo: AFP 2016 / Bulent Kilic

As a head of the Syrian Kurdish representation in Moscow, Rodi Osman, told to the RIA Novosti news agency, there were supporters of other radical groups at the Turkish side, attacking the Syrian city of Jarabulus, which had been under control of Islamic State (IS) terrorists.

On Wednesday morning, the Turkish army, backed by tanks, artillery, and aircraft of the international coalition, launched an operation to liberate Jarabulus of IS terrorists. Earlier, Turkish media reported, citing military sources, that it is not a ground operation, and the purpose of the Turkish and coalition forces is to open a corridor for the Syrian ‘moderate’ opposition forces for stripping Jarabulus from terrorists.

“In the morning, 25 tanks entered in the village of Al-Heselie, 6 kilometers to the west of the city of Jarabulus. The city was fired by tanks, artillery and aircraft… Members of radical Islamist groups, such as the Jabhat al-Nusra, the Ahrar al-Sham, the Sultan Murad, the Nour al-Din al-Zenki and the Jaish al-Fateh, also participated in this attack,” Osman said.

According to him, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan‘s plan is to “take a land in the north of Syria, where his radical supporters will be placed.”

“This attack is a part of Erdogan’s plan to revive the Ottoman Empire,” the head of the representation said.

In March, a creation of the federal region of Rojava was declared in the north of Syria. Damascus called this initiative illegal, the international community, including Russia and the US, also called the move premature. Minister for National Reconciliation, Ali Haidar, stressed that a federal structure would not allow to restore unity in Syria.

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