Final statement of the extraordinary meeting of SDF Military Council
The SDF Military Council held an extraordinary meeting to discuss recent developments in the north and eastern Syria following Turkish threats of a potential invasion.
The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released the final statement of the extraordinary meeting of the SDF Military Council.
The final statement published on Tuesday includes the following:
“In the presence of the commanders of military councils, the SDF Military Council held an extraordinary meeting to discuss recent developments in the north and eastern Syria following Turkish threats of a potential invasion.
During the meeting, the General Command was briefed in detail on the Turkish aggressions in the areas of Tal Tamir, Zarkan, Manbij, and Al-Shahba’a, and the military commanders in those areas indicated the negative impact of the Turkish aggressions on the lives of civilians and discussed the best ways to protect them.
The meeting also highlighted the impact of any new Turkish invasion on the humanitarian situation in the targeted areas and on the north and eastern Syria in general, stressing that any aggression would bring Syrians back to square one of the Syrian crisis, and the occupation projects, including recent threats, were only a preparation for the partition of Syria.
The meeting also discussed the impact of the Turkish invasion on the war against ISIS, and how ISIS took advantage of the escalated attacks by the Turkish occupation.
The meeting also underscored that the SDF gives priority to the commitment to de-escalation agreements, stressing at the same time their readiness to protect the region and its population against any potential attacks with a protracted war.
The meeting also indicated that a potential Turkish invasion would negatively affect the stability and unity of the Syrian territories, so the invasion will be confronted not only in the targeted areas but also in the already occupied Syrian territories.
The meeting appreciated the people’s stance and their support of the SDF, calling them to rally around the SDF’s decisions to confront Turkish aggression.
The meeting also confirmed the SDF’s readiness to coordinate with the forces of the Damascus government to thwart any potential Turkish attack and protect Syrian territories.”