Actions performed by terrorists are aimed to provoke fire in response of the Turkish military and to bring troops into the Syrian territory. That will unfailingly tear down the ceasefire.
A number of ISIS formations have concentrated in the Turkish territory near Nusaybin (1.5 far from the Syrian border). Terrorists are preparing for the attack against Kamyshliyah, which is located on the Syrian territory and populated with Syrian Kurds.
Near Narb Nafsa (Hama province), terrorists filmed demonstrating conflict between two armed groupings.
They used small arms, incendiary bottles and different imitation means. The video is to be used to accuse the Syrian army of violating ceasefire.
Jund al-Malihash militants blocked roadway between Nahtah and al-Harak (Daraa province). They stop automobiles with civilians and threaten their life for refusing to participate in the combat actions.
The facts are the evidence that terrorists and several illegal armed groups active in Syria take efforts to set back ceasefire regime in the Syrian territory.
Opposition Syrian Democratic Council co-leader Haytham Manna said that Turkey and allegedly moderate opposition groups do not respect the established ceasefire in Syria, and are putting at risk the new round of the intra-Syrian peace talks scheduled for Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik –Middle East) — Turkey and allegedly moderate opposition groups do not respect the established ceasefire in Syria, and are putting at risk the new round of the intra-Syrian peace talks scheduled for Wednesday, opposition Syrian Democratic Council co-leader Haytham Manna told Sputnik on Monday.
“The ceasefire is not respected by other groups, not by us. There are attacks against civilian Arabs and Kurds from the so-called moderate groups. Also, Turkey opened the border for many armed people who came from Turkish territories to the north of Aleppo,” Manna stated.
Earlier on Monday, a spokesman for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) told Sputnik that Turkey shelled Kurdish positions in the north of Aleppo province in Syria, in the vicinity of the town of Tall Rifat.
Turkey has been shelling the YPG positions in northern Syria since February to stop Kurds from seizing ground in the area. Ankara considers the YPG to be an ally of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a separatist movement fighting for Kurdish self-determination in southeastern Turkey.
On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Turkey is fully responsible for the continuation of hostilities in Syria’s Aleppo and Idlib provinces as Ankara ensures steady supply of weapons to terrorists and keeps shelling groups of Kurdish militia fighting against Jabhat al-Nusra, or Nusra Front.
No Unified List of Opposition Ready
Syrian Democratic Council co-leader Haytham Manna said that a unified list of Syrian opposition members has not been drawn up yet for the next round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva scheduled to resume on March 9.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik –Middle East) — A unified list of Syrian opposition members has not been drawn up yet for the next round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva scheduled to resume on March 9, Syrian Democratic Council co-leader Haytham Manna told Sputnik on Monday.
“There is no unified list of opposition up to now. The group of Riyadh is very conservative and they would not like to see any other opposition [taking part in the talks],” Manna said.
Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of the country’s opposition factions began in Geneva on January 29.
On February 3, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura decided to postpone the talks as the parties were unable to reach a compromise on a number of issues. The opposition and government delegations blamed each other for the breakdown of the talks.
“With only one thing can we take part in the talks — ceasefire. That means a military agreement, not a political one.”
Over the past 24 hours, the Russian Center for Syria Reconciliation registered 8 violations of the ceasefire, the Russian Defense Ministry said earlier on Monday.