Mustafa Bali, spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), on Wednesday October 9th affirmed the SDF’s ability to “do harm to the Turkish army and the factions linked to the Muslim Brotherhood group”.
Despite global concerns, on Wednesday October 9th Turkey launched military attacks in northeast Syria against Kurdish fighters in the area, who it considers as terrorists, Reuters and the Syrian Arab News Agency (Sana) reported. Smoke was seen rising from buildings in the border town of Ras al-Ayn, a CNN report said.
The Turkish offensive, described by Sana as “aggression”, started with air strikes hitting the town. Reuters cited a Turkish security source as saying that artillery and howitzer fire will be used in the attacks.
“All the villages from Ras al-Ayn to Tell Abiad on the borders with Turkey are being subjected to random shelling by the Turkish planes,” Bali said.