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SDF Vows To “Respond Strongly” To Any Turkish Attack On Eastern Euphrates

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SDF Vows To "Respond Strongly" To Any Turkish Attack On Eastern Euphrates

by: sdf-press.com

In a new interview with the Reuters News Agency, Mazloum Kobani, General Commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), vowed to “respond strongly” to any attack by Turkey on northeastern Syria.

“We are ready for any attack and will respond strongly…within our areas … Till now, our diplomatic attempts are ongoing to deter this,” Reuters quoted Mazloum as saying.

The Commander also revealed that the U.S. had made “serious attempts” to prevent a Turkish offensive on the SDF-held area. However, he stressed that more should be done.

While talking about the ongoing attack on the ISIS-held pocket in the middle Euphrates Valley, Mazloum warned that any attack by Turkey will result in the failure of the anti-terrorism operation.

“If there is a Turkish attack, the YPG [People’s Protection Units] forces will be forced to come protect the borders, to defend their families … the battle against Daesh [ISIS] is not possible.” said Mazloum.

U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, was informed of this threat during a recent meeting in northeastern Syria, according to the commander.

“[Jeffrey] knows well that Turkish attacks will make the fight against Daesh fail and all the work between us will go to waste,” Mazloum added.

While the SDF is apparently still waiting for the U.S. to step in and prevent any attack, Turkey and its proxies are reportedly building up their forces on the border with northeastern Syria. Earlier this year, the YPG paid for taking a similar approach, as Washington did nothing to stop Ankara’s attack on the YGP-held area of Afrin.

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  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Excellent! Except, the Turks are too cowardly to do it themselves, so those Muslim Brotherhood faggots will send their “FSA” girls ahead of them.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    What BS, the Kurds,[apart from a very few] haven’t been fighting Isis for 2 months or more, the SDF fighting at Hajin are mostly, Arabs, Turkmen, and Christians.
    The Kurds are being given no choice, the US and Turkey are both forcing them to go back to Assad, but for very different reasons, Trump wants to cut the ties and not get any splashback for doing it, and Erdogan thinks with the US out of the way he’ll have a free pass to do what he wants. But Erdogan’s going to get a big shock.

  • jorge

    An interesting news to investigate further: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-kurds-view-erdogans-threats-as-declaration-of-war-in-syria/

    But never the less, to me one thing is sure, if the Ocalan boys will have the comand, the Kurds and their allies are done.