(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 05 – The Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, the US-backed militia in some parts of northern and eastern Syria, have warned Turkey against carrying out a military incursion in the north of Village.
“The aggressive threats from the Turkish regime are a flagrant violation of international law and the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria,” said the Syrian Foreign Ministry, reports the Syrian agency Sana.
Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his intention to conduct a new offensive in the north of the country against Kurdish militias. According to Erdogan, the military operation will help strengthen an area of 30 kilometers in northern Syria which he has defined as a “safe zone”. But Damascus argues that any new military offensive will lead to greater instability and could derail a 2017 agreement sponsored by Russia and Iran to create de-escalation zones in northern Syria. (HANDLE).