Turkey promised to invade Syria

He added that if Turkey attacks any region, the war will spread to all regions… and everyone will suffer.

After weekend airstrikes, suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets into Turkish territory from the Syrian border on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others, Turkish officials said. Abdi denied that the SDF launched attacks on Turkish territory.

The representative of the Russian president in Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, said that Turkey should “show some restraint” in order to prevent tensions in Syria, and hoped that “it will be possible to convince our Turkish partners to refrain from using excessive force on the territory of Syria.” .

Mazlum called on Moscow and Damascus, as well as the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group allied with Kurdish fighters in Syria, to take a stronger stance to prevent a Turkish ground invasion. the move could harm efforts to combat the resurgence of IS.

“Since we are dealing with Turkey’s attacks, we can say that our work with the international coalition against IS has stopped. “The coordination and our work on the ground with the Russians was also affected by the attacks of Turkey.”

People look at an area damaged by Turkish airstrikes that hit a power plant in the village of Tagl Bagl in Hasakeh province, Syria.Credit:AP

Turkish airstrikes on Wednesday evening also hit al-Hawl camp in Hassake province, where tens of thousands of wives, widows and children of Islamic State militants are being held. SDF forces and a camp official said the strikes targeted security forces responsible for securing the criminal camp.

Sheikhmous Ahmed, a Kurdish official who oversees camps for internally displaced persons in northeastern Syria, said some prisoners were trying to escape.

“The security forces are currently in control of Al-Hawl camp, but that could change if these attacks continue and the prisoners can disperse in the area,” Ahmed told AP. “It threatens not only ours, but international security as well.”

A spokesman for US Central Command said one of Turkey’s strikes on Tuesday fell within 300 meters of US personnel, adding that “these strikes continue to put US forces at risk.” He declined to say where the site was hit.

Turkey’s airstrikes, which killed a number of Syrian army soldiers operating in the same region as SDF forces, also threatened to derail the nascent rapprochement between Damascus and Ankara. Although the two are opposing sides in Syria’s civil war, they have begun low-level talks in recent months.

Smoke rose from an oil depot hit by the Turkish Air Force near Qamishli, Syria. Credit:AP

Soner Çağaptay, director of the Washington Institute for Middle East Policy’s Turkey Research Program, said that the events “probably will end with Turkey’s intervention in Syria”, but perhaps not immediately.

“I think that Ankara unites the two stars needed to intervene in Syria, the American star and the Russian star,” said Çagaptay, noting that Washington and its allies need Turkey’s support to grant NATO membership to Finland and Sweden. Russia wants an agreement between Ankara and Damascus that could “end the war” in Syria.