SDF: ISIS has revived after Turkish invasion
“As the SDF, we promise that we will protect our people, our land, our achievements and the Autonomous Administration system in which all differences live together," said SDF Commander Sayil Al-Zobei at the anniversary of liberation of Baghouz from ISIS.
Speaking at an event organized to mark the anniversary of liberation of Baghouz from ISIS, SDF Commander Sayil Al-Zobei said, “ISIS has revived following the Turkish state's invasion attacks in the region. This situation reveals the relationship between the Turkish state and ISIS.”
Al-Zobei pointed out the following: “As the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), we have been fighting ISIS gangs for 7 years. We launched liberation offensives in Kobanê, Manbij, Tabqa, Raqqa and, finally, Baghouz. We liberated Baghouz paying a great price. In the last 7 years, thousands of our fighters have used their bodies as a shield to end the darkness of ISIS and ISIS has been defeated. We cleared the last piece of land it had. But our struggle still continues against what is left of ISIS. There are many radical gang groups influenced by ISIS. These gangs are attacking us, notables and Autonomous Administration employees”.
‘CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TURKISH STATE AND ISIS'
Al-Zobei continued, “After the Turkish state invaded Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî, ISIS activity in the region has increased. This shows that there is a close relationship between the Turkish state and ISIS. The Turkish state organizes these gangs to attack our lands and deploys these gangs to countries such as Libya, Azerbaijan and Yemen."
'ISIS THREAT COULD BE ELIMINATED BY SUPPORTING THE AUTONOMOUS ADMINISTRATION’
Underlining that the ISIS detainees and the families staying in the Hol camp still pose a great danger, Al-Zobei recalled that the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria has repeatedly called for the establishment of an international court, but this call has not yet received a positive response. Al-Zobei said that the SDF continues its operations against the cells of ISIS uninterruptedly. “Our people and the world should know how difficult this process is. There are many factors for a complete destruction of an organization like ISIS. Social and military forces can jointly do this. Regional and international states should fulfill their duties regarding the ISIS detainees and their families staying in the camps. The danger of ISIS can only be eliminated by supporting the Autonomous Administration in fields such as security, politics, economy and construction. The Autonomous Administration fought against ISIS at a time when everyone left the region.”
‘WE WILL CLEAR SYRIA OF TERRORISTS’
Al-Zobei concluded his speech as follows: “As the SDF, we promise that we will protect our people, our land, our achievements and the Autonomous Administration system in which all differences live together. The Autonomous Administration is the guarantee for all peoples and beliefs in Syria to live together. We deeply feel the pain of all peoples affected by ISIS attacks. We will stand by the states that fight ISIS. We will cleanse all regions of Syria of terrorists.”