Turkish armed forces fired on the positions of the Kurds near the town of Azaz in Northern Syria. About this Reuters said a source in the Turkish government.
“The Turkish armed forces fired on the positions of the party “Democratic Union” under the’zaz” – said the Agency interlocutor. He did not specify what had caused the attacks and how severe they were.
The Syrian center of monitoring of observance of human rights reported that we are talking about the airbase, which was recently liberated from the insurgents, representatives of the Kurdish organization “people’s defence Units”, which supports “Democratic Union”.
A Kurdish official confirmed to Reuters the fact of firing. According to him, it is about the airbase Minneh. The source said that she was released by the group Jaysh al-Tuwar and not “Detachments of people’s self-defense”. Both institutions are members of the rebel Alliance “of Democratic forces of Syria.”
Data on fire spread after Saturday, the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu admitted that Turkey will begin military action against the Syrian Kurds “Democratic Union”. He said that if necessary, Turkey will take the necessary measures in Syria, as in Iraq, Recalling the last year’s operations against the Kurdish workers ‘ party (PKK) in Northern Iraq.
According to Davutoglu, those who say that the “Democratic Union” and the PKK are terrorist groups, or do not know the region or have bad intentions. He promised that in the nearest future Ankara will send to US the documents confirming that the “Democratic Union” is a branch of the PKK.
Last week state Department spokesman John Kirby said that the Kurdish fighters are successful in fighting with the militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) in Syria. This caused a negative reaction of Ankara. The American Ambassador to Turkey was summoned to the foreign Ministry. The state Department also noted that the United States supported the Kurds mainly from the air and promised to continue this support.