Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 3 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Syrian opposition will not allow the division of ethnic groups in the country, a former colonel in the government army Abdul Razzaq al Laz, who defected to the opposition, said, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported.
"The Syrian opposition would not allow the establishment of a Kurdish state in the north of the country," he stressed.
After the appearance on June 27 of reports that the armed forces of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) took control of northern Syria, the Turkish army has been put on alert, and additional troops and military equipment were stationed on the border with Syria.
According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria has exceeded 17,000 people. About 230,000 people became refugees. About three million people is in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say that they oppose the well-armed militants.