Syria condemned Turkey’s decision to send tanks and fighters into northern Syria on Wednesday morning, labelling the move a blatant violation of Syria’s sovereignty.
An official Syrian Foreign Ministry source confirmed that Turkish tanks and armored vehicles on Wednesday crossed the Syrian-Turkish borders towards Jarablus city under cover of the US-led coalition air forces.
The source said that Syria asserts that fighting terrorism on Syrian soil by any side must be coordinated with the Syrian government and the Syrian army, which has been fighting terrorism for over five years.
“What is happening in Jarablus now isn’t fighting terrorism as Turkey claims; rather it is replacing one type of terrorism with another,” the source said.
Syria requests an end to this aggression and calls on the UN to implement its resolutions, the source added, in addition to stressing the need for Turkey and the US-led coalition to respect international resolutions, particularly those related to closing borders and drying up the sources of terrorism.
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