Gen. Mazloum Kobane
The Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), General Mazloum Abdi, has said that elements of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) are engaged in the Turkish military invasion in the East of the Euphrates, north-eastern Syria, and that Turkey had not formally accepted fighting against ISIS until 2015. He also said that Turkey was the reason for the displacement of the Syrian people, expressing his willingness for receiving Syrian refugees until the Syrian crisis is resolved.
General Abdi added in a special statement to “Sky News Arabia”, that the Turkish regime was the one that allowed the expansion of the terrorist group of ISIS, and did not accept the participation in the Global Coalition to fight ISIS officially until 2015.
SDF Commander-in-Chief Mazloum Abdi emphasized that “the Turkish regime is the reason for the displacement of millions of Syrians.” and that Ankara uses the refugee pawn to threaten the European countries.
Moreover, he stressed that Turkey is carrying out displacement and ethnic cleansing operations against the Syrian-Kurds in northern Syria, after its military invasion in northern Syria. “Turkey is seeking to occupy the Syrian territories and deduct northern of Syria,” General Abdi said.
He noted that they are ready to receive all of the Syrian refugees outside the country, until the Syrian crisis is resolved, so they can return into their home areas.
Regarding the negotiations between the Syrian government and the Autonomous Administration of north-eastern Syria, the Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces Mazloum Abdi said that no formal negotiations had begun, and he made clear that they had held discussions to only to “confront the Turkish military invasion.”