Member of the Syrian Coalition George Sabra said that the Turkish support for the Free Syrian Army offensive in and around the town of Jarablos in northern rural Aleppo “will contribute to the fight against terrorism and will foil plans to partition the country.”
Sabra, who is also vice president of the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said that the aim of the FSA offensive in the Jarablos area is “to clean it of ISIS whose terror actions have affected both Syria and Turkey.”
Member of the Syrian Coalition Ahmed Ramadan said that the FSA offensive dubbed “Operation Shield of the Euphrates” will press on until the threat of terrorism in the area is completely removed. He pointed out that no group or party representing cross-border terrorism will be allowed to take over Syrian cities to establish a terrorist or separatist entity.
The Free Syrian Army is now fighting to preserve the unity of Syria and to remove the threat of terrorism, Ramadan stressed, adding that no military, political or legal cover should be provided to terrorist organizations seeking to partition Syria.
The FSA offensive in northern rural Aleppo continues to gain ground as the FSA fighters on Sunday captured around 15 villages south and southwest of the border town of Jarablos after clashes with militants of ISIS and the pro-PYD Syrian Democratic Forces.
The FSA groups said they have killed and injured dozens of the pro-PYD militants in an ambush south of Jarablos. Light and medium weapons and ammunition have also been seized. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)