23 | 08 | 2019

According to incoming information, Israeli aircraft delivered several missile strikes at targets in Syria, including those at the border of the southwestern de-escalation zone, in the night and morning of February 10. Syrian losses and material damage are being specified. Reports say one Israeli military aircraft was shot down in the area of the Golan Heights.

SANADamascus, SANA-The army air defense confronted a new Israeli aggression on one of the military positions in the central area and hit more than one aircraft.

A military source told SANA that the Israeli enemy on Saturday dawn launched a new aggression against one of the military bases in the central area, and the army air defense confronted the aggression and hit more than one aircraft.

The humanitarian situation in Syria remains difficult. Given these circumstances, Russia continues to deploy multidimensional efforts to provide aid to the civilian population, both by directly bringing in humanitarian supplies, and facilitating the work of international humanitarian bodies.

In this context, we paid attention to a statement issued by the UN agencies in Syria released on February 6 regarding the humanitarian situation in a number of areas, including Afrin, Hasakah, Raqqa, Idlib, Rukban camp, and Eastern Ghouta, with a call for a month-long break in hostilities in order to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate wounded and sick people.

We reproduce statements by Communist and Workers' Parties regarding the military operation of the Turkish troops in northwestern Syria

Communist Party of Greece (KKE): 

In a statement regarding the developments in Syria the Press Office of the CC of the KKE condemns the military operation of Turkey on Syrian grounds, under the phony name "Olive Branch".

tkpSpecial interview by soL with Kemal Okuyan the GS of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on Turkish Government's Afrin operation

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), Kemal Okuyan, answered the questions of soL news regarding Afrin operation.

soL: Do you think that Afrin operation can resolve the political situation in Syria? In other words, can it bring about a process that could terminate for good the ongoing Syrian war which already seems to have lost pace compared to the previous years?

Kemal Okuyan: Syria was the last stop of the wave of Arab Spring. [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan’s Neo-Ottoman Project and Arab Spring constituted a whole, and together they ran into a stone wall in Syria. The resistance of the people of Syria should not be underestimated. Russia played a role in the equation only after Syria proved its resilience. Thus the crisis in Syria transitioned on to a new phase. Today Syria has become an arena of rivalry for the hegemonic forces. It seems that neither the US nor Russia is able to impose its strategy on the other. Until very recently, the US was the play-maker while Russia kept reacting to the offensive moves of the US. Russia felt the need to develop its own strategy at a certain point, and now it’s the US’s turn to react. The disruptive activities of the US and Russia in Syria create some vacuum, and that’s why AKP [Turkey's ruling party] had the chance to revise and act on its plans in Syria. Getting back to the question, I believe that Afrin operation cannot solve the political situation in Syria. It can only make it more complicated.

Whatever reason the AKP government and its leader who desires “to perform his pray in Damascus” state for todays operation, it serves the imperialist plans which aim to divide Syria for various interests. Syria must be cleared of imperialist projects, interest conflicts between big powers and the fundamentalist powers of the region.

It is the Syrian people who will do this.

After being drawn into a civil war which was triggered by the imperialist projects and activated almost all the reactionary veins of the region, Syria now is turned into an arena for the bloody games of the powers of the region, large and small.

SANASyria strongly condemns the Turkish aggression on the city of Afrin, calling on the international community to take steps to stop it immediately.

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said on Saturday that the Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns the flagrant Turkish aggression on the city of Afrin, which is an integral part of Syrian territory, stressing that this aggression is the most recent in a series of Turkish transgressions against Syrian sovereignty.

SANAThe Egyptian Foreign Ministry denounced on Sunday the new Turkish aggression against the sovereignty of the Syrian territories, stressing Egypt’s rejection of this act.

This aggression represents a new violation of Syrian sovereignty and undermines the efforts of existing political solutions and efforts to combat terrorism in Syria, the Ministry said in a statement.

russland aussen340We reproduce a comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Turkey’s use of armed forces in the northwest of Syria:

According to incoming reports, on January 20, Turkey began using its army in the area of Afrin in the northwest of Syria. The Turkish General Staff announced that the Turkish military shelled Syrian Kurds’ positions in response to provocative shelling by the militants of the Democratic Union, a Syrian Kurdish party.

tkpThe CC of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) declared that the military operation of Turkey on Syrian soil serves imperialist plans.

ICP, 21 January 2018

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey issued a statement on 21 January on the military operation of the government of Turkey on Syrian soil.

Peace demonstration of young communists in Rome. Photo: Partito ComunistaPeace demonstration of young communists in Rome. Photo: Partito ComunistaThe World Federation of Democratic Youth condemns the missile attacks of the USA against Syria targets on 6th of April. This attack is an additional act on the aggressiveness that the people of Syria faces during the last years. It is an attack that culminates the imperialist intervention in Syria and the region. The excuse of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun town does not find reasonable ground since there is no evidence yet to prove the responsibility of the use of the chemical weapons.

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