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Our Goal Is to Topple Assad regime – One of Euphrates Shield’s Commanders

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According to one of the commanders of Operation Euphrates Shield, the main goal of the operation is to topple the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.

Our Goal Is to Topple Assad regime - One of Euphrates Shield's Commanders

Photo: AFP / Aris Messinis

The main goal of the Euphrates Shield operation, which is carried out by the Turkish Army and its allies in the northern part of Syria, is “to topple the regime of Bashar al-Assad and keep the unity of the Arab country”, the Qasioun news agency reported, citing Lieutenant Wael Mousa, the commander of Samarqand Brigade, which is a part of the Euphrates Shield joint command.

“We will fight against any power, which faces our goals, whether it is the Syrian regime, separatists or the Islamic state [ISIS] terrorist group. So, the Syrian democratic forces [SDF], the Syrian regime and the ISIS are our enemies,” the news agency quoted the lieutenant’s words.

Mousa also noted that participants of the operation are ready to liberate the city of Manbij from the SDF, which seeks to create its own state on the Syrian territory, and return the populated locality to its people.

The commander pointed out that the Kurdish-led SDF captured a number of Arabic villages, and, currently, the Euphrates Shield joint command focuses its efforts on Tal Rifaat town, located in northern Aleppo.

“We will work to regain the city and return displaced people to their houses, the SDF will have no place in the villages, which they seized in northern Aleppo recently,” Mousa stressed.

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