Turkey shows no commitment to ceasefire agreements for two years: SDF

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – Turkish forces have not committed to the ceasefire agreements for two years, and are continuing to violate them by bombing residential areas, Aram Hanna, official spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said on Thursday.

“The international community and the countries involved in the Syrian issue are silent regarding these violations,” he told North Press.   

He pointed out that the number of ground attacks on the areas of Tel Tamr, Zergan and Ain Issa in the past two years amounted to 433 with heavy weapons and drones, and 86 attempts to advance which were repelled and thwarted by the SDF.

Hanna indicated that the Turkish forces are trying to “create a state of chaos and instability, and displace the population from their homes in order to carry out the process of demographic change.”  

“The Turkish attacks affect our efforts in the fight against terrorism and the pursuit of ISIS sleeper cells that have been active in the occupied areas, which are considered fertile ground for terrorism.”

After bloody battles with the Turkish forces, the SDF withdrew from the border areas according to two cease-fire agreements with Washington and Moscow.

On October 9, 2019, the Turkish forces along with their affiliated armed opposition factions invaded the two cities of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) and Tel Abyad after the withdrawal of the American forces.

Reporting by Hoshang Hassan