Syrian tribes condemn Armenia's alliance with YPG Kurds
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.20
Representatives of several Syrian tribes staged a protest in the Karakepru region, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, Trend reports citing Anadolu News Agency.
According to the agency, the Syrians condemned the participation of the Kurds from the YPG organization (the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party) in the hostilities ongoing in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone on the side of the Armenian Armed Forces.
Hassan Dugaim, representing the tribes’ leaders, read out a joint statement, which says that the Kurdish militants who previously participated in the conflict in Libya are fighting against Azerbaijan.
Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.
Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.
The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.