Iraqi Commander Deplores Turkey Attacks against Anti-ISIL Forces
A top commander of the Iraqi volunteer forces fighting the ISIL terrorist group condemned Turkey for targeting Kurdish forces which are fighting the terrorists in Syria, and accused Ankara of supporting the Takfiri group.
“Turkey has not changed its stance; it carried out operations against the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), which is fighting with the Kurds against ISIL in Syria,” Hadi al-Ameri said on Monday.
Turkey launched a military campaign against what it claims to be ISIL targets in Syria and PKK positions in Northern Iraq last week, after an ISIL attack in the Southwestern Turkish town of Suruç claimed the lives of at least 32 people on July 20.
“Turkey still supports ISIL right now,” said Ameri, adding “I think (the strikes) Turkey carried out were to support ISIL and not what some had imagined,” said Ameri.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control a shrinking part 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.