The Coordination of Cantons in Rojava (Syrian Kurdish regions) has released a statement on the Turkish army’s recent attacks against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Rojava and northern Syria territories.
“Every time a step is taken to end the conflict in Syria, the Turkish state steps up its attacks against Rojava and northern Syria. In the last few days the Turkish state has attacked several villages and towns of Rojava with heavy weapons and even assault helicopters, killing many civilians,” the statement began.
The statement responded to Turkish claims that its army will target Manbij and Raqqa once it seizes control of the town of al-Bab, stating, “the Turkish state cannot bear the victories and successes of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and this is why it says it will attack Manbij and Raqqa after al-Bab. The whole world is watching on as they falter in al-Bab. They cannot threaten the SDF, YPG and YPJ.”
The Rojava administration said it strongly condemned the Turkish state’s attacks into Rojava and northern Syria and called upon the international community to do so too, adding that, “in order for it to realise its own interests, Turkey does not want the war in Syria to end”.