The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Gargash, stressed that the dangerous developments surrounding Syria are only repercussions of the current Arab division, while the developments accelerated regarding the military operation that Turkey threatened to carry out against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Kurdish majority, where Ankara bombed positions The Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, and on the Syrian border, announced the completion of preparations for a military operation in northern Syria, and in return announced «SDF» that it may start talks with Damascus and Moscow, to repel the Turkish attack.
In particular, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash said that the dangerous developments surrounding Syria are repercussions of the current Arab divide. There is no way but to work for the return of the Arab regional system, what happens before us the seeds of sustainable crises told by the current division ».
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced yesterday the completion of preparations for a military operation in northern Syria, amid contradictory signals from the United States, about whether Trump allows the attack, said the Turkish Defense Ministry, in a tweet on the social networking site «Twitter»: «hours after Withdrawal of US troops from the border area, all preparations for an operation have been completed. ”
Trump ordered the US soldiers to withdraw from the border area between Turkey and Syria, after a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the latter had confirmed earlier, that the process may take place from moment to time without warning, and then Trump changed his position, the day before yesterday And threatened via «Twitter» to eliminate the Turkish economy, if Ankara does anything it deems inappropriate, then Trump returned, yesterday, and defended Washington's relations with Ankara, wrote on «Twitter»: «Many easily forget that Turkey is a major trading partner of the United States At the same time, he stressed that the United States has not abandoned the Kurds, wrote on «Twitter»: «may n He was in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way did we abandon the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters. ”
A senior US official said that Trump's decision to withdraw US troops stationed in Syria near the Turkish border includes only about 50 to 100 special forces personnel, who will be transferred to other bases inside Syria.
On the other hand, the official of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Badran Jia Kurd, told «Reuters», that the Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria, may start talks or meetings with Damascus and Moscow, to fill any security vacuum, if US troops withdraw, To repel the Turkish attack.
In the context of international reactions, Britain warned Turkey yesterday, not to take unilateral military action in Syria. The Foreign Office Minister, Andrew Morrison, said: «unilateral military action should be avoided, because it would destabilize the region, and threaten efforts to bring the final defeat by (ISIS) »As a spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain is very concerned about Turkey's plans for the military operation.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe defended his country's policy, saying that "contrary to American hesitation, the priority for Paris remained to defeat (ISIS) and maintain the forces fighting the organization and led by the Kurds."
In Russia, the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Security Council, stressed at the meeting the importance of avoiding any action that would undermine the peace settlement in Syria, and the Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed its opposition to any possible Turkish military operations In syria.
On the ground, the Turkish army launched a series of raids on PKK positions in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry, which explained that the Turkish Air Force carried out raids, during the past two days, led to the killing of 12 PKK members, while two Turkish officials told « Reuters »The Turkish army carried out air strikes targeting the border« Syrian - Iraq ».
Sources close to the SDF said that Turkish planes and artillery bombarded the positions of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in al-Malikiyah area northeast of al-Hasakah province in northeastern Syria, in Tal Tawil and Khameda village in al-Malikiyah countryside Locations of Kurdish units near the Simalka crossing to bombard Turkish warplanes.
The sources added that the sites that were hit suffered significant material damage, and there were no casualties, due to the evacuation of many sites, and limited to a small number of elements due to Turkish threats, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said that only two shells landed in empty land Inside Syria.
The observatory reported that Turkish movements continued in northeastern Syria in preparation for the military operation, which Ankara asserts is imminent. The observatory stated that the Turkish forces brought a military convoy to Jarablus area in Aleppo northeastern countryside, at the border with Turkey, in conjunction with information about the direction of pro-Turkish factions from the area. رينAfrin to the perimeter of Manbij area as part of a possible military operation.
Trump's positions continue to contradict. Britain warns Ankara against unilateral action.