The EU has announced that while the Union understands the legitimate security concerns of Turkey in northern Syria, it is still supporting a political solution in the country.
Maja Kocijančič, the Spokesperson for the EU Commission, has answered the questions of journalists during her daily press release.
Maja Kocijančič has stated that “while the EU understands the legitimate security concerns of Turkey, a long-term solution to the conflict will not be reached through military means, but requires a genuine political transition”.
The Spokesperson has also underlined that the EU remains committed to the “unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity” of Syria.
United States Withdrawal
US President Donald Trump announced earlier in the day that Washington is withdrawing its forces that are deployed with Syrian Kurds in northern Syria, with the White House stating that Turkey is free to move forward with a long-planned military operation there.
US House Speaker Nancy has stated that Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria is “deeply disturbing”.
Pelosi continued by saying that Trump must reverse his “dangerous decision” on troop withdrawal from northern Syria.
The Russian Army has reinforced its troops in the city of Tal Rafat in Northern Aleppo to confront the imminent attack by the Turkish Army in Northern and Eastern Syria, the Arabic-language media outlets said.
local sources in Tal Rafat city are saying that the Russian troops have increased their patrols over the past two days in a region located between the town of Shirawa and Deir Jamal towards Kashta’ar in the surroundings of Tal Rafat.
The sources noted that the intensified patrolling by the Russian troops in the region is carried out with the aim of reinstating ceasefire in Tal Rafat and after the Turkish Army’s artillery attacks on the surrounding areas of Tal Rafat from the areas under their control.
Ankara’s recent threat to launch military operations in Northern and Eastern Syria, the Russian Army has increased the number of its troops in Tal Rafat.
the presence of the Russian troops is aimed at blocking the Turkish Army’s possible attack on the region.
Turkey is deploying reinforcements to the Syrian border following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement of a looming military operation against the US-backed Kurdish militants.
Military convoys have been captured in dozens of photos and videos, confirming the Turkish leader’s claim that preparations have been finalized to establish a so-called ‘safe zone’ on Syrian soil along the Turkish border and that the operation could be launched “as soon as today or tomorrow”.
Additional armored vehicles and troops have been sent to the border town of Akcakale, across from Tal Abyad in Syria, state television TRT confirmed.