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Kurdish-led SDF says Turkish invasion has revived IS, urges no-fly zone


Reuters Damascus
Updated: 12-10-2019 20:43 IST
Kurdish-led SDF says Turkish invasion has revived IS, urges no-fly zone

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The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said a Turkish attack in northern Syria had revived Islamic State and called on allied states that helped fight the jihadist group to close off air space to Turkish warplanes. In a televised statement, senior SDF official Redur Xelil said the SDF was continuing to cooperate with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State even as it must now also confront the Turkish attack on northern Syria.

"The Turkish invasion is no longer threatening the revival of Daesh (Islamic State), rather it has revived it and activated its cells in Qamishli and Hasaka and all the other areas," Xelil said, noting car bomb attacks in each of the two cities. "We are still cooperating until now with the international coalition to fight Daesh. We are now fighting on two fronts: one front against the Turkish invasion and a front against Daesh," he said.

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COUNTRY : Syrian Arab Republic