AANES: Turkish state strengthens the gangs with all kinds of support

Reacting to the recent Turkish attack against the Internal Security Forces, the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria stated that the aim is to prevent the security forces from taking measures in the Hol Camp.

The Internal Security Forces (ISF) headquarters in the east of Qamishlo was targeted by an Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) on 2 February morning, resulting in the death of 4 ISF members. A group of ISF members were targeted by the occupying Turkish army on the seventh day of the third phase of Operation Humanity and Security in Hol Camp when they arrived at the ISF Headquarters in Qamishlo to get supplies for the internal security forces partaking in the operation.

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) released a statement calling on the international community to stop the Turkish attacks.

"Simultaneously with the 'Operation' Humanity and Security’ launched by the Internal Security Forces and the Internal Asayish to control the Hol Camp and to limit the activities of DAESH (ISIS) cells, the occupying Turkish state violently bombarded the points of the Internal Security Forces and the Asayish. As a result of the attack, 4 members of the Internal Security Forces were martyred and many others were wounded. This attack and previous attacks serve the DAESH terrorist organisation,” said the AANES statement on Friday.

The statement continued: “Moreover, the aim of these attacks is to prevent the security forces from taking security measures in Hol Camp. The occupying Turkish state openly supports the gangs, aiming for the disruption of security with all its power. It strengthens the gangs with all kinds of financial support.

We express our condolences to the families of those martyred by the attacks of the occupying Turkish state, and wish the wounded a quick recovery. We call on the regional and international community to end the actions and hostility of the occupying Turkish state because, with these actions, it enables the return of terrorism.

These attacks are an attempt to prevent the establishment of peace and security control after the reduction of the mobility of DAESH and similar organisations, which are trying to destroy the living conditions and increase confusion and civil war. We state that the International Coalition is responsible for these attacks, as is Russia. Because this attack is part of frustrating the efforts of both sides to control, support and promote peace. We confirm that our security forces will continue to work to limit the return of violence and ensure the peace and security of our regions."