After Turkey additional troops and tanks to the border with Syria sent the Syrian government agree that Turkish fighter planes will be shot down if they are Syrian territory bomb. “The Syrian anti-aircraft batteries has about all means”, says the Syrian deputy minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal Mekdad.
“The Turkish air force will have an attack and not as a “oefenvluchtje” should consider,” says the minister, on Thursday in Damascus. “If Turkey hostilities take action against Afrin, will that be considered an act of aggression by the Turkish army against the sovereignty of the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic .
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had on Sunday a military intervention was announced against the YPG in the region around the Northern Syrian town of Afrin to the southern border to purify the water of terror’. Thursday was the action to the word, fed.
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According to Ankara, the YPG, the Syrian wing of the outlawed Kurdish workers Party PKK in Turkey. The YPG, the Kurdish Volksbeschermingseenheden, however, is also a serious ally of the West in the fight against the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). The USA financial support and weapons.
The Turkish troops are in the highest state of alert. According to a Kurdish spokesman in their turn have also their militias from Afrin on their guard for a possible attack. ‘We do not want bloodshed, but if we are attacked, we are forced to react, ” said Jafar Sulaiman, leader of the foreign relations committee in Afrin.