Arab Media: Turkey Preparing for Military Intervention in Northeastern Syria
A Saudi newspaper claimed that Turkey is paving the ground for military intervention in Syria amid the Syrian army and Kurdish forces’ united operations to defend their lands against the ISIL in the Northeastern city of Hasaka.
The London-based al-Hayat newspaper reported on Sunday that 12,000 Turkish forces are ready for military intervention in Syria under the pretext of creating a buffer zone to protect the Turkish borders against the threat of the terrorist groups.
It also added that the Kurdish forces deployed in Hasaka have joined the Syrian government forces to fight against the ISIL terrorists in the Eastern parts of the country.
The Syrian government confirmed on Saturday that the army troops have secured Hasaka, rejecting reports that the ISIL terrorists are still in control of the main buildings there.
The Syrian government issued a statement yesterday, saying that Hasaka is now safe and the army soldiers are cleansing the city from the remnants of the Takfiri militants.
The statement added that the terrorists tried to sneak into the city for several times, but the Syrian forces hunted them down.
It also denied a report that a major prison in Hasaka was attacked by the terrorist group, saying that the facility in Ghweiran District is under the control of government forces.
Chief of Hasakah Police Department General Hasib al-Tahan told SANA that neighborhoods on Hasakah outskirts which were claimed to have been captured by ISIL, including Ghweiran, al-Aziziyeh and al-Salehiyeh, are “all safe.”
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.