‘Our people are ready to sacrifice their lives for their lands’

The deputy co-chair of the Executive Council of the Euphrates Region, Nihad Ahmed, stressed that the people of North-East Syria will do everything to defend their land.

Threatening to occupy more areas in North and East Syria, the Turkish state focuses on the areas of Tal Rifat and Manbij, which represent the key points to entering the Autonomous Administration areas.

Speaking to ANHA about the latest wave of accelerated attacks on the region, the deputy co-chair of the Executive Council of the Euphrates Region, Nihad Ahmed, stated that Turkey sought to occupy North-East Syria to eliminate its democratic project that brings all components together under one roof.

Ahmed pointed out that the people of the region have the right to liberate their territories that have been invaded by Turkey and allied mercenaries under the sight of the international community.

“Defense is a sacred duty for everyone who rejects injustice and slavery. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) also have the right to defend themselves,” he noted.

According to Ahmed, Turkey’s attacks are not directed at the areas of the Autonomous Administration alone, as Turkey plans an occupation scheme for new parts of Syrian lands. For this reason, the Damascus government must defend the threatened regions, as well as the guarantor countries, he added.

“The Turkish state sees the fact that nothing is the way it used to be. The people of the region have gained awareness and they are ready to sacrifice their lives to defend their lands,” he stressed.

Warning that a new war would only mean a return to the beginning of the crisis in 2011, Ahmed added, “It is the occupying Turkish state that takes advantage of this, occupies people’s lands and houses in Syria and displaces the local population.”

Ahmed pointed out that Turkey sought to prolong the crisis in Syria to annex a new part of the Syrian lands to its own. “It is high time the Syrians worked towards a solution to the crisis. Lessons should be drawn from this bloody experience that has continued for 11 years now. People should come together and establish unity so that attacks targeting their lands can be prevented and the people who were displaced and forced into migration can turn back home.”