Syrian Kurdish council demand firm international position regarding Turkish strikes
Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) demanded on Sunday a strong intervention of the international community to stop the Turkish attacks on northern Syria last night.

The Kurdish city of Kobani in northern Syria and other areas in the northeast on the border with Turkey were subjected on early Sunday to bombing by Turkish warplanes.

The SDC is the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). It was founded in 2015 and includes all the communities of north and east Syria.

Last night, several regions in north and northeast Syria including Derik (al-Malikiyah), Kobani, Hasaka and Aleppo were subjected to Turkish airstrikes causing casualties among civilians and military personnel.

Member of the Executive Committee of the SDC, Ali Rahmoun, said what is happening would not be controlled unless the US intervenes and an international stance is taken.

 “There must be a clear and firm international position regarding what Turkey is doing in Syrian territories,” Rahmoun told North Press.

He warned of “a violent conflict that would not be end easily.”

So far, neither the United States of America nor the Global Coalition showed position regarding the Turkish airstrikes.

On November 18, US Consulate General in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) issued a security alert, advising its citizens not to travel to areas in north Syria and Iraq in the view of a Turkish military operation in the coming days.

The SDC official pointed out that Turkey seeks to achieve political gains in the upcoming presidential elections.

Earlier on Sunday, Gabriel Chamoun, co-chair of Executive Council of the AANES, said that Turkish threats to launch a military operation against the area portend a great catastrophe that is no less dangerous than Istanbul blast.

On Saturday, the AANES warned of a long-term war in the region if Turkey launches a military operation against its areas.

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