Syrian Kurd Commander Blasts Coalition Forces for Meager Attacks on ISIL
TEHRAN (FNA)– The top security official of Syria’s Kurdish regions, Jawan Ebrahim, slammed the US-led coalition for insignificant attacks and playing with ISIL, and called for the formation of an anti-ISIL coalition by Iran, Iraq and Syria.
“The recent crimes of ISIL Takfiris showed that they don’t respect any nation or religion and therefore, it is necessary that not only the Kurds in Syria, Iraq and Turkey, but also Damascus, Tehran and Baghdad start a regional coalition to uproot extremism,” Ebrahim said in an exclusive interview with FNA on Wednesday.
“Tehran, Damascus and Baghdad can form a strong front to fight the Takfiri and Baathi ISIL terrorists,” he added.
Asked to comment on the actions and efficiency of the US-led coalition against ISIL, Ebrahim said, “These attacks have been insignificant and at minimum levels and have failed to kill the terrorists and prevent their advances, specially in (the Syrian border town of) Kobani.”
He said the popular forces in Kobani are able to resist and fight the ISIL terrorists without any need to the foreign forces in Syria, and stressed that the Kurdish fighters need advanced weapons and military equipment.
Ebrahim stressed that the Kurdish forces in Kobani will fight the ISIL terrorists to the last drop of their blood and will do whatever it takes to prevent the fall of the city to the terrorists even if they find no other way but conducting suicide attacks.
Asked about the nationality of the ISIL terrorists, he said most of them are from Chechnya, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Yemen and Bahrain, adding that some of them are unfortunately from the Kurdish region of Halabja in Iraq “but their ringleaders are mostly the remnants of the Baath party which ruled Iraq during the Saddam era”.
Kobani, Syria’s largest Kurdish city, has seen intense battles over the past three weeks as ISIL terrorists are trying to seize the city due to its strategic location.
Turkey closed the border with Syria on Sunday leaving thousands of people who had fled Kobani stranded in a minefield in no-man’s-land on the border.
Thousands of people in Britain, France, Turkey, Germany, Greece and other European states have been protesting against the slaughter of innocent people in the Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobani by the ISIL terrorists, showing anger at the UN and Turkey’s inaction and blocking of aid to the people of Kobani.
At least 37 people have been killed and hundreds of others wounded in demonstrations held by pro-Kurdish protesters across Turkey over Kobani.
The protesters say that the Turkish government has done nothing to halt the advance of the terrorist group on the Syrian border town of Kobani, which has become a scene of fierce street battles between Kurdish groups and ISIL Takfiri terrorists.