Astana delegation: “Turkey’s decision to enter Afrin is right, but late”

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Turkey - SMART

On Sunday, the head of the military commission of the faction delegation of Astana said that Turkey’s decision to enter Afrin (42 kilometers north of Aleppo), Northern Syria, was right, but late. The city is under the Kurdish People’s Protection Units control. The People’s Protection Units are military factions that control areas in Raqqa, Hasaka, and Aleppo. They fight the Islamic State, and the International Alliance supports them, and they fight against the Free Syrian Army.

Colonel Fateh Hassoun, the Head of the commission, said that the Turkish battle “benefits the Syrian people, it helps to achieve the revolution’s goals and the deployment of the Free Army, which is Turkey's strategic partner especially in the areas under control the People's Protection Units.

Hassoun added that the factions have evidence that Kurdish "units" were dealing with the regime, the "Islamic state" (ISIS), Russia and Iran. Not only with its main supporters, "by its interests by capturing the Kurdish element and other Syrian components to form an alleged entity."

In Hassoun’s opinion, That the decision of Turkey to take the battle in Afrin was not a result of international understandings, but"disagreement."
 He said, “The U.S. has promised Turkey several times to stop support for the Kurdish "units" and did not fulfill their promises. Russia as well promised to cut the political relations with them and to stop supporting them but they didn’t commit to the pledge as well. And instead of this, they  invited them to the Sochi conference, the Syrian National Dialogue.

Hassoun did not rule out that the Kurdish units would hand over the Afrin area to the loyalist forces. He added, “if the units obeyed the Russian resolutions, they would hand the areas to the loyalist force,” and this is contrary to the American trend.

According to Hassoun, he based his expectations on what happened earlier in the Bustan Al Basha, Al-Sheikh Maksoud and Al Achrafieh areas in Aleppo, in addition to neighborhoods in the Al Jazeera, where the loyalist forces decided on agreements with the units. “The loyalist forces pay money, weapon and logistic support to the units,” he said.

He also said that they have evidence to prove the participation of the Kurdish "units" in the campaign of the loyalist forces in the northern province of Idlib, where "dozens of its members were leaked to the ranks of the regime’ and went with them in some areas. Besides Saleh Muslim was not worried about it and he threatened to defeat all the forces in Idlib and to gain control over it.

A resource said to SMART said that Turkey is preparing for military work in Afrin in the upcoming days. Noting that Turkey has sent military reinforcement to the borders with Afrin and to its bases within Syria, such as tanks, armored personnel carriers, armored vehicles, medium and heavy machine guns.

Turkey has threatened many times to attack Afrin. The Turkish Minister of Defense said that the operation against the Kurdish units might be soon. The Turkish President said earlier that his country has to expel Afrin from the units, and contacting the Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad is not excluded.

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اعداد أمنة رياض | تحرير أمنة رياض | ترجمة سمارة بلبول | تحرير الترجمة فرح ناصيف 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 14 يناير، 2018 11:37:52 م خبر عسكري الجيش السوري الحر
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